Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out how Type Works

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A classic guide to typography -- now updated for the Web -- More than 200 full-color illustrations and photographs bring the discussion of typography to life-- Updated to include new material on Web typography and other forms of online text display.This classic typography book, first published in 1993, is now updated with brand-new typefaces, fonts, and illustrations. Internationally renowned graphic designer Erik Spiekermann explains in everyday terms what typography is and offers design guidance in choosing type for legibility, meaning, and aesthetic appeal. Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works, 2nd Edition guides the reader through all aspects of typography, from the history and mechanics of type, to training the eye to recognize and choose typefaces. Uncover type's roots and placement within society and learn how to use space and layout to improve overall communication. This elegant guide for readers of all levels is revised and updated to discuss the particular design challenges of type on the Internet. Note: This title was originally announced in the October 2000 Pearson Technology Group catalog.

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Spiekermann and Ginger have, essentially, nothing to say. Unfortunately, they spend over 150 pages saying it. The worst of it is that there are all kinds of color photos, headings, etc., so the book ... Read full review

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Rating: 4* of five The Book Description: A classic guide to typography -- now updated for the Web -- More than 200 full-color illustrations and photographs bring the discussion of typography to life ... Read full review

Contents

958 Chapterl Type is everywhere
9
Chapter3 Looking at type
34
Chapter6 Types of type
88
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Prof. Dr. H.C. Erik Spiekermann studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is an information architect, type designer (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk et al.) and author of books and articles on type and typography. He runs SpiekermannPartners with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

Ginger is a writer and editor whose work with type and typography spans printing and display technologies from letterpress to digital. She is currently executive editor at Octavo, a publisher of digital rare books in Oakland, California.

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