Hey does anyone know how you are supposed to credit (if you are supposed to) the typefaces you have used in a printed work (case in point - design exhibition catalogue for my BA)
I've been using elephant italics and a few free fonts :)
Historically/traditionally it's called the colophon:
From the article:
Personally, I think it's a nice thing to do.
You don't actually have to credit typefaces in a finished work.
When you license a font, you are licensing that font file as if it is software, not the letter forms the software generates or the finished work generated by that software, as those are unprotected. So there is no real requirement to acknowledge the font author or font in the finished work, at least with any common font license.
The exception is when you are distributing the work in digital form and the font file, or data derived from the font file, needs to be distributed along with the work in order for the recipient to see it with the intended font. This is the case with web fonts, where a special license to distribute the font on the web needs to be obtained. In this case you are actually distributing the font file and must read and obey the font license.
As for what you should do if you'd like to voluntarily acknowledge the typeface, font or font author, these as said might want to be placed into a "Colophon" section as described in DA01's answer. In a book this is usually part of the front matter, overleaf from the title page (on the back of the same sheet, on the left) but before the table of contents.