Type and Typography

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Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - Graphic design (Typography) - 224 pages
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Providing an essential grounding for readers of all levels, from students to professionals, this carefully structured text takes the reader through every aspect of typography, from the history of language and writing systems to the invention of movable type and the evolution of the digital systems of today. It provides an overview of the bewildering variety of typefaces available and is a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design in all media. In this revised edition, Chapter 3 ('Form') has been considerably extended with illustrations of 'part-alphabets' for 60 typefaces and detailed explanations of their visual features. There are also updated sections in Chapters 4 and 6 ('Manufacture & Design' and 'Conventions') and in Chapter 5 ('Structure') there is new material on the use of grids and design for the Web.
  

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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

Contents

Function
10
the written system
17
Grammar
27
Communication theories
34
The development of typeforms
45
Sources and patterns
59
Mechanical punchcutting
94
Phototypesetting
103
Structure
123
grids
145
film and
176
British and US Macintosh keyboard
202
Timechart of type designers part 1
210
Paper sizes
218
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Andrew Haslam is now course leader of the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Phil Baines is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

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