Getting it Right with Type: The Dos and Don'ts of Typography

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - Design - 176 pages
Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms.

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Victoria Squire is senior lecturer and course leader of the Graphic Communication with Typography course at the University of Plymouth.

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