Thinking with Type: A Primer for Deisgners: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

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Princeton Architectural Press, Sep 9, 2004 - Design - 176 pages
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The organization of letters on a blank sheet—or screen—is the most basic challenge facing anyone who practices design. What type of font to use? How big? How should those letters, words, and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered, shaped, and otherwise manipulated? In this groundbreaking new primer, leading design educator and historian Ellen Lupton provides clear and concise guidance for anyone learning or brushing up on their typographic skills.
Thinking with Type is divided into three sections: letter, text, and grid. Each section begins with an easy-to-grasp essay that reviews historical, technological, and theoretical concepts, and is then followed by a set of practical exercises that bring the material covered to life. Sections conclude with examples of work by leading practitioners that demonstrate creative possibilities (along with some classic no-no's to avoid).

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User Review  - Bradford - Goodreads

Amazingly rich and concise history and analysis of typography. This is one I'll be picking up and randomly reading for years to come. Read full review

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User Review  - ams475k - Overstock.com

Very good book for any level of graphic designers and other artist who want to understand design with typography. Very informative! Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Skin, Inside Design Now, and Mixing Messages, among others. She is currently director of the design program at Maryland Institute of Art and Design.

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