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All 4 books by Edward Tufte now in
paperback editions, $100 for all 4
Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Envisioning Information
Visual Explanations
Beautiful Evidence
Paper/printing = original clothbound books.
Only available through ET's Graphics Press:
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Edward Tufte e-books
Immediate download to any computer
connected to the internet:
La représentation de l'information
quantitative 200 pages $12
La Representación Visual de Información
Cuantitativa 200 páginas $12
Visual and Statistical Thinking $2
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint $2
Seeing Around + Feynman Diagrams $2
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy $2
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Edward Tufte one-day course,
Presenting Data and Information
San Francisco, February 9, 10
San Jose, February 13
Arlington, March 31
Washington, April 1, 2
Tufte book fonts

What's the name of the uppercase font used on the book covers?

-- Steve Dekorte (email)


Response to Tufte font

The serif font is Monotype Bembo (in lead!), found on the jacket of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (1983, 2001) and on Envisioning Information (1990).

The sans-serif font on the jacket of Visual Explanations (1997) and on the cloth spine of Envisioning Information is Gill Sans, optically letter-spaced.

The fonts on the cover of the essay "The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint" (2003) are "ETBembo," a computer version of Bembo that Dmitry Krasny and I constructed just for use in my new work (now that the type is set in Quark, not lead) and the cartoon font is "Wild and Crazy" which I found for $29 on the internet. "Wild and Crazy" also comes with a nice set of thought balloons.

Mattew Carter's Bell Centennial and Gill Sans are used for some tables; see, for example, Envisioning Information, page 105, for redesigned timetables.

-- Edward Tufte




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