Basics Typography 02: Using Type

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AVA Publishing, 2011 - Design - 184 pages

Basics Typography 02: Using Type is a wide ranging and practical guide to typography.

The book starts with an exploration of how to define type, where it is found and its many different uses. It goes on to examine layout and practice within a graphic design context, teaching designers how to work with type through specific projects and student exercises.

Highly illustrated, this title contains images of historically important work alongside many examples from contemporary design studios. A helpful running glossary and examples of successful student and professional work make this an esential handbook for students of graphic design and visual communication.

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About the author (2011)

Michael graduated from the University of Plymouth, Exeter School of Art and Design with First class BA(Hons) in Design: Typography which included some time spent studying at Arnhem in the Netherlands. He gained a distinction for his MA from Central Saint Martins in Design Studies where his major project was in type design.

Michael was a director within a successful graphic design company before returning to education to teach full-time at the University of Portsmouth.

He is a passionate advocate of the development of typographic study within graphic design.

He is currently working towards a PhD at Central Saint Martins, London researching Contemporary Processes of Text Typeface Design, supervised by Professor Phil Baines, dr Catherine Dixon and Professor Janet McDonnell.

Michael has given talks about his work at various institutions including Central Saint Martins and the University of Reading. He has been invited to talk at international conferences including ATypI Dublin 2010. His work has also been published and exhibited internationally.

He is Course Leader for MA Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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