Typographic Design: Form and Communication

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Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985 - Graphic arts - 262 pages
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"An in-depth survey of the design process ... included are ... case studies of recent projects by prominent designers, discussion of the impact of advanced technology upon design, a carefully illustrated survey of legibility research, and hundreds of type specimens ... richly illustrated with 446 figures, diagrams, and ... examples of typographic design"--Back cover.

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This sourcebook has something for everyone. For the novice it is a history of typography and printing technology, a primer on design considerationstheoretical and practicaland a catalog of nearly 100 ... Read full review

Contents

The Evolution of Typography
1
The Anatomy of Typography
25
Syntax and Communication
41
Copyright

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Educated at the University of Utah and the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, Rob Carter conducts research in computer-assisted design and teaches typography, graphic design, and computer graphics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia. With the help of authors Ben Day and Philip Meggs, Carter wrote the book Typographic Design: Form and Communication, a richly illustrated source of information and ideas. Carter has also written the books Working with Computer Type: Color & Type, Experimental Typography; and Working with Computer Type 2: Logo Types, Stationery Systems, Visual Identity. Carter's graphic designs have been exhibited by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York Art Director's Club, Society of Typographic Arts, Graphis Annual, Creativity, and the New York Type Director's Club.

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