Typo9010 unites an encyclopaedic collection of Czech digitized typefaces starting from 1990, a time when computers were starting to replace phototypesetting and copying letters by hand, and ending with 2010, when almost a dozen small type foundries were operating in the country.
The book captures the most important moments at the oldest Czech type design studio (at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague) and recapitulates major milestones in the industry.
Short texts by Czech and international typographers describing the atmosphere of the times are distributed throughout the book, which aims to present Czech type design and its digital beginnings in as much detail as possible while placing it into an international context.
The basic typeface used for the book design is Urban Grotesk 9010, a special version made for this purpose.
Contributed by Frode Helland
Contributed by Florian Hardwig
Contributed by Stephen Coles
Contributed by Chris Purcell