Typography Workbook: A Real-world Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

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Rockport Publishers, 2004 - Computers - 240 pages
The Typography Workbook is the second in Rockport's popular Workbook series--practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type--the cornerstone of graphic design--succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily. Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase-oriented, this book offers the reader ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects with well-crafted type usage that have succeeded. Hardworking content including choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage; and teaching rules to live by, and pointing out hints on when to break them are all included. Amateur and professional designers who want to make words more than words--this is the book for you!

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I didn't have enough time to look through this dense book as much as I'd like, but I was not too impressed; seemed like a lot of obscure stating of the obvious, then tons of examples. Read full review

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Timothy Samara teaches at the School of VisualArts, NYU, and Fashion Institute of Technology.

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