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Princeton Architectural Press' upcoming Shadow Type book is actually the first comprehensive collection of three-dimensional typefaces. The book, which collects images of three-dimensional lettering dating back to the 19th century up until the middle of the 20th century, compiles examples from use in advertisements, business signs, and posters, while providing a history of three-dimensional typefaces from their experimental invention by metal type foundries to their eventual mainstream use. [Images via Princeton Architectural Press]

Shadow Type is available for preorder now.