The Non-designer's Type Book: Insights and Techniques for Creating Professional-level Type
This latest addition to Robin Williams' Non-Designers line of books not only defines the principles governing type but explains the logic behind them so readers can understand and see what looks best and why. Armed with this knowledge, and putting into practice the secrets Robin reveals for making type readable and artistic, readers can then go on to create beautiful, sophisticated, professional-looking pages on their computers for output as hard copy or for use on Web pages.
Each short chapter explores a different type secret including use of evocative typography, tailoring typeface to project, working with spacing, punctuation marks, special characters, fonts, justification, and much more. It is written in the lively, engaging style that has made Williams one of the most popular computer authors today. And it uses numerous examples to illustrate the subtle details that make the difference between good and sophisticated use of type. The non-platform specific, non-software specific approach to the book makes this a must-have for any designer's bookshelf - from type novices to more experienced graphic designers and typesetters.
Please note! If you've read Beyond the Mac is not a typewriter then you don't need this book. This book is almost exactly the same as Beyond the Mac is not a typewriter.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Murdocke23 - LibraryThing
A very approachable on typography from a desktop publishing point of view. Outlines ideas and concepts clearly, encouraging the reader along the way. Great examples. Small but packed with goodness. Good to review once and a while in case you've developed any bad, lazy habits. Read full review
The non-designer's type book: insights and techniques for creating professional-level typeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Williams teaches electronic typography and has written some excellent books on digital design (e.g., The Non-Designer's Design Book, Peachpit, 1994). Anyone who has misplaced a font they just ... Read full review
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