Type used in Germany’s best designed books of 2012

Germany’s Stiftung Buchkunst just published the “Best Designed Books” of 2012 on a new website. I quickly distilled the typefaces in use. All other details regarding design and production, as well as photos can be found on the individual pages for each book.

What is interesting to note is that – compared to former years (I recorded the font use of some years back 10 years ago) – the diversity is much higher. Only few typefaces appear twice, or if we count the different Garamonds three times max. This is a great development in my opinion. Current fad: monospaced fonts.