Fonts are pretty dresses for letters used to communicate on paper with ink, right? Wrong, says Typo: The Beautiful World of Fonts by Fabiola Reyes, published by Monsa. Not just another font catalogue, this book blows the boundaries of conceivable applications and media for fonts. From hotel room interior design, outdoor park furniture and carpet texturing, to illustration strokes and graphic manipulation, Typo is the counterpoint to the Helvetica movie. The wealth of mediums from which fonts can be made range from the radical such as Oded Ezer’s sperm characters, Stefan Sagmeister’s scratched skin diatribes, Robert J Bolesta’s supermarket mince packages and Lisa Rienermann’s pieces of sky between buildings, to the whimsical like Marshmallowstudio’s pills, Elástico’s knickers on a bathroom floor and Ben Loiz’s elastic bands. This book is a delight and a challenge not only to graphic designers, but more pointedly to fashion designers, architects, industrial designers and sculptors.