Thinking with Type: A Primer for Deisgners: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

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Princeton Architectural Press, Sep 9, 2004 - Design - 176 pages
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The organization of letters on a blank sheet—or screen—is the most basic challenge facing anyone who practices design. What type of font to use? How big? How should those letters, words, and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered, shaped, and otherwise manipulated? In this groundbreaking new primer, leading design educator and historian Ellen Lupton provides clear and concise guidance for anyone learning or brushing up on their typographic skills.
Thinking with Type is divided into three sections: letter, text, and grid. Each section begins with an easy-to-grasp essay that reviews historical, technological, and theoretical concepts, and is then followed by a set of practical exercises that bring the material covered to life. Sections conclude with examples of work by leading practitioners that demonstrate creative possibilities (along with some classic no-no's to avoid).

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Great intro to typography - Goodreads
This is a great reference book for designers. - Goodreads
this is good book for graphics designing - Goodreads
It's a good intro to type. - Goodreads
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Review: Thinking with Type: A Primer for Designers: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

User Review  - tout - Goodreads

It's hard for me to rate a design book. I wanted to mark it only as read, but I couldn't figure out how to. Though it isn't a new subject for me this is still the first design book I have read and it ... Read full review

Review: Thinking with Type: A Primer for Designers: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

User Review  - Kate Pittman - Goodreads

This was a fun book to read. Typography is one of my weak points when it comes to design as I simply haven't had much chance to work with text. The book made me feel a lot more comfortable with the topic and now I'm feeling excited to apply some of what I learned. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Skin, Inside Design Now, and Mixing Messages, among others. She is currently director of the design program at Maryland Institute of Art and Design.

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