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The Serif Fairy

An amazing book for type aficionados and their children

THE SERIF FAIRY has lost her wing, keeping her from performing magic.

Thus begins this delightful little book that graphic designers and their children will treasure for many years to come. It's a wonderful idea by author Rene Siegfried that uses typography and letter forms exclusively to create the playful illustrations throughout the book.
How cool is that?

Serif Fairy

This book follows The Serif Fairy through an airy, immaculately designed typographic landscape as she hunts for the wing. Along the way, she makes friends and has adventures as she wanders through the Garamond Forest, visits Futura Town and eventually ends her quest at Shelley Lake.

serif fairy page

An amazing book for type aficionados and their children, The Serif Fairy epitomizes the synthesis of form and function, the ultimate goal of good design.


In this Type Director's Club award-winning children's book, readers both young and old are sure to delight in the tale and illustrations. Children will marvel at the unique visual renderings of trees, towns and animals, hardly realizing that they are learning about typography.

More than a lesson, however, this book is entertaining for all readers, who are sure to root for the Serif Fairy as she searches for that part of her which makes her complete. This archetypal story told through such innovative illustrations furthers the genre of children's books, proving how they can be fun and informative for both the young and young at heart!

The Serif Fairy
Translated by Joel Mann
Rene Siegfried
Page Count: 32, Size: 6 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches, Format: Casebound
Category: Children's, Design, Typography

There's nothing quite like hand lettering ...

Here is another favorite that will prove to be not only inspiring for graphic designers, but delightful to look at for all ages. This book will also make a superb gift for anyone who loves letterforms and the visual arts...

hand job

Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Michael Perry ...
      Step Inside Design says: "If, like many of us, you're tired of seeing one computer-generated graphic after another, Hand Job might provide a refreshing change. The book is a collection of hand-drawn type from 55 of today's most-talented hand typographers."
Paperback: 256 pages from Princeton Architectural Press

When you find your ultimate typography book for the whole family, be sure to let us know, so we can share with all the other DTG readers!

Thanks for reading...

Fred Showker, editor DTG Magazine, 60-Second Windows
      Editor / Publisher: DTG Magazine
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