Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

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Rockport Publishers, Sep 4, 2004 - Art - 240 pages
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DIVThe Typography Workbook provides an at-a-glance reference book for designers on all aspects of type.

The book is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type - the cornerstone of graphic design - succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily.

Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book offers ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects showing successful, well-crafted usage of type. The book also offers a variety of other content, including choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage; and teaching rules by which to live (and work) by.

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Review: Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

User Review  - Tim McGrath - Goodreads

Timothy Samara is a genius. Great typography book for anyone in the field of graphic design. Read full review

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User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

Detailed, great reference - if you can't take a typography course, this is a great book to read if you are interested in typography/layout (and it does include some history) but a good "workbook." Read full review

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Timothy Samara was trained as a graphic designer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He currently teaches typography and visual communication at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is the author of Making and Breaking the Grid.

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