A Typographic Workbook: A Primer to History, Techniques, and Artistry

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 20, 2012 - Design - 400 pages
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Lavishly illustrated with more than 450 images, A Typographic Workbook, Second Edition explains the process successful designers use to select, space, and creatively integrate fonts. This essential text demonstrates the use of type as a dynamic and expressive communication tool. This edition provides new and updated coverage of a broad range of topics–from a logical, clear historical overview of the craft to the latest digital technologies. Known for its highly interactive format, this Second Edition continues to include helpful review questions and multiple-choice quizzes, as well as many new projects and skill-building exercises that help readers immediately apply what they have learned. A Typographic Workbook, Second Edition is a valuable professional resource for working designers and an indispensable training tool for graphic design students.
 

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Contents

Ancient Writing Systems
1
Lettering During the Roman Empire and Middle Ages
23
Renaissance Typography and Printing
43
Typography During Colonization and Industrialization
61
Early TwentiethCentury Typography
77
Technology Changes the Designers Role
99
Contemporary Typography and Digital Technology
123
Character Characteristics
141
Selecting and Combining Fonts Creatively
215
Organizing Typographic Compositions
229
Font sample charts
249
Key concepts
347
Key players
375
Credits
380
Bibliography
381
Index
383

Type Identification and Classification
167
Setting Text Type
183

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About the author (2012)

KATE CLAIR is a general partner in Hats-Off Impressions, a design firm based in Binghamton, New York. She is also a faculty member in the Communication Design Department at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

CYNTHIA BUSIC-SNYDER is Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Coordinator of Graphic Design Studies in the Department of Art at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York.

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