The Yearbook of Lettering presents a selection of lettering artwork created all over the world—from traditional calligraphy and hand lettering to street art and graffiti, showcasing the manignific and bright range of different styles.

The compendium will present a carefully curated overview over hand-crafted typographic art. It serves as a source of inspiration, while helping potential clients to source the right artist. The Yearbook of Lettering will be distributed and promoted all over the world to give all involved artists maximal visibility.



The emotional and well constructed informative presentation of the artwork will serve as a catalog and reference work: it will also be of interest to all those who are interested in the contemporary world of lettering and the many different styles there are.


Key Visual ©: Hugo “Xesta” Moura
Artists ©: Chris Campe, Tintenfuchs, Thomas Hoyer, Gemma O’Brien, SnoozeOne, Hugo “Xesta” Moura

Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Creative Direction: Lars Harmsen
Art Direction & Managing Editor: Tessa Breuer
Proofreading: Lies Wolf, Julia Kahl
Publishing Direction: Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl
Release: Summer 2023
Format (w × h): 16 × 24
Language: English

Press Reviews

For many years now, Slanted Publishers is publishing the successful typeface compendium Yearbook of Type, which has received many international awards and reviews. It is the source of ideas and inspiration for the Yearbook of Lettering.


“What’s not to love? A must for any graphic designer’s bookshelf.”
– Creative Boom


“It’s never been easier to design, publish and distribute a typeface. In this colorful compendium, the generous people of Slanted treat us to an extensive array of these contemporary gems, presenting a unique overview of today’s design scene and what they have to offer.”
– It’s Nice That


“Browsing the fourth volume of Yearbook of Type published by Slanted Publishers is the closest thing to having a hawk’s eye view: you have the ability to fly over the typographic panorama as if you were a bird. A vibrant landscape of letters unfolds just by opening its pages.”
– Rayitas Azules


“Finally we got the printed type bible …”
– TypeMates


“A substantial reference volume for new typefaces”
– Gerry Leonidas / University of Reading


“Yearbook of Type I is exactly what it sounds like: a comprehensive survey of new digital typefaces. The idea is to provide an independent print publication with an overview of new fonts and foundries, and a presentation of new developments in the field of typography. It looks like a great, informative reference for anyone interested in the latest happenings in the world of type design.”
– Duncan Robertson / Under Consideration


“This is a very interesting book to have to stay updated about new typefaces around the world, or as an inspiration to choose a font for a project. This is a nicely done catalog that will please those of you who have an interest in both literature and type design.”
– Marion Chibrard / Typofonderie


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