Type And Typography

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005 - Design - 224 pages
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• Includes 2 extensive timecharts, one on type designers, one on the evolution of writing and printing—reference at a glance


• Newly revised and expanded


• Hundreds of remarkable photographs
and illustrations


From the history of language and writing systems, to the development of letterforms and movable type, to the evolution of today’s digital systems,Type and Typographyoffers an overview of the typefaces available today and a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design in all mediums. Newly expanded with fifty additional pages of text and eighty-five new illustrations, this second edition reflects the exciting developments in typography since the first edition was published in 2002.

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User Review  - Tianwei Liu - Goodreads

theoretical and technical. little to do with aesthetic so less fun reading but that was expected. Read full review

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User Review  - Jennpants - Goodreads

Everything you could ever want to know about type and typography. I was able to pull some stuff out that was applicable to me, but there was massive amounts of information that I skimmed right through ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Phil Bainesis a freelance designer and a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Phil Baines lives in London.


Andrew Haslamruns his own design studio and is the leader of the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Andrew Haslam lives in London.

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