Stop stealing sheep and find out how type works

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Adobe Press, 2003 - Art - 188 pages
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An updated new edition of the classic guide to typography.

A unique, entertaining, and educational tour through the most basic unit of human communication: type. This book, a perennial seller since 1993, draws in the reader with its beautiful design and layout, making liberal use of more than 200 illustrations and photographs. The author explains in everyday layman's terms what type is and how you can use it to enhance legibility, meaning, and aesthetic enjoyment. This edition is revised and updated to include new chapters on Web typography and other forms of online text display.

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Type is everywhere
7
What is type?
24
Looking at type
36
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About the author (2003)

Prof. Dr. H.C. Erik Spiekermann studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is an information architect, type designer (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk et al.) and author of books and articles on type and typography. He runs SpiekermannPartners with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

Ginger is a writer and editor whose work with type and typography spans printing and display technologies from letterpress to digital. She is currently executive editor at Octavo, a publisher of digital rare books in Oakland, California.

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