Digital typography sourcebook

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Wiley, Nov 29, 1996 - Computers - 384 pages
Everything you really need to know about typeface

Digital Typography Sourcebook is your ultimate font reference—it tells you how to identify different fonts, where to buy them and how much you should pay, what fonts to avoid, and how to create professional looking designs

You'll become familiar with over 400 fonts, including the hottest new designs from some of the world's leading designers. With the help of hundreds of before-and-after examples, expert Marvin Bryan gives you professional techniques for making the best use of digital typography in your work. He even tells the fascinating stories of the men and women who created many well-known typefaces and the circumstances that inspired them. You'll also find out:

  • How to identify fonts in print and adapt them to your own work
  • How to assemble your own versatile font library
  • How to convert fonts from Macintosh to PC and vice versa
  • How and when to modify a font
  • How to design your own fonts and typefaces
p>About the CD-RO

This hybrid Mac/PC CD-ROM includes:

  • A collection of fonts from Bitstream, Image Club, and others
  • Font browsers and organizers
  • An Adobe demo software package, including Illustrator, PageMaker, PhotoShop, and Gallery Effects collected specifically for this book
  • Software for modifying and creating your own fonts
  • Freehand and Fontographer demos from the MacroMedia Multimedia Showcase
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Why Type Matters i
The Kinds of Typefaces
Considering the Typeface Format

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About the author (1996)

MARVIN BRYAN is a well-known authority on typography. He has worked in the field for more than 20 years, has published widely in magazines, and is the author of 15 books on desktop publishing.

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