The Elements of Typographic Style Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Elements of Typographic Style

  • Author : Robert Bringhurst
  • Publisher : Hartley & Marks
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004811766

The Elements of Typographic Style Excerpt :

Long the preserve of trained specialists alone, typography is now a territory open to everyone equipped with a computer. For millions, the ability to produce effective printed documents has lately become, like effective speaking and writing, an essential professional skill and an important source of personal satisfaction. Far more than a style guide, this book is a brief history of typographic art; a compact encyclopedia of typographic symbols, concepts and traditions; and a tour of the technologies employed, old and new. In all, it is a thoughtful and insightful desktop reference for everyone who works with written words. To writers, this book offers a whole new set of skills and tools for effective expression and communication. To readers, it offers a new dimension of reading: a deeper appreciation of letters and a deeper understanding of what they mean.--From publisher description.

Just My Type Book
Score: 4
From 66 Ratings

Just My Type

  • Author : Simon Garfield
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101577813

Just My Type Excerpt :

A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.

Design Elements  Typography Fundamentals Book

Design Elements Typography Fundamentals

  • Author : Kristin Cullen
  • Publisher : Rockport Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-06
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592537679

Design Elements Typography Fundamentals Excerpt :

Explore the fundamentals of typography with this practical new guide. An instructional reader rather than historical survey, Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals uses well-founded, guiding principles to teach the language of type and how to use it capably. Designers are left with a solid ground on which to design with type. Limitless potential for meaningful and creative communication exists—this is the field guide for the journey!

Anatomy of a Typeface Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Anatomy of a Typeface

  • Author : Alexander S. Lawson
  • Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 0879233338

Anatomy of a Typeface Excerpt :

To the layman, all printing types look the same. But for typographers, graphic artists, and others of that lunatic fringe who believe that the letters we look at daily (and take entirely for granted) are of profound importance, the question of how letters are formed, what shape they assume, and how they have evolved remains one of passionate concern. That exploration of letter forms, and their division and classification into "families" or generic groupings, is the heart of this comprehensive study. Written by an expert who has examined letters all his life, this monumental analysis of letter forms considers a broad and representative range of international typefaces. Lawson explores the vast territory of types, their development and uses, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, insight, and clarity. From Garamond to Bembo to the design and manufacture of sans-serif letters and newspaper types, this is the first full-scale investigation of typefaces since D. B. Updike's classic Printing Types was published in 1922.

Design with Type Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Design with Type

  • Author : Carl Dair
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1982-01-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802065193

Design with Type Excerpt :

Design with Type takes the reader through a study of typography that starts with the individual letter and proceeds through the word, the line, and the mass of text. The contrasts possible with type are treated in detail, along with their applications to the typography ofbooks, advertising, magazines, and information data. The various contending schools oftypography are discussed, copiously illustrated with the author's selection of over 150 examples of imaginative typography from many parts ot the world. Design with Type differs from all other books on typography in that it discusses type as a design material as well as a means of communication: the premise is that if type is understood in terms of design, the user of type will be better able to work with it to achieve maximum legibility and effectiveness, as well as aesthetic pleasure. Everyone who uses type, everyone who enjoys the appearance of the printed word, will find Design with Type informative and fascinating. It provides, too, an outstanding example of the effectiveness of imaginative and tasteful typographic design.

A Story as Sharp as a Knife Book

A Story as Sharp as a Knife

  • Author : Robert Bringhurst
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553658399

A Story as Sharp as a Knife Excerpt :

A seminal collection of Haida myths and legends; now in a gorgeous new package. The linguist and ethnographer John Swanton took dictation from the last great Haida-speaking storytellers, poets and historians from the fall of 1900 through the summer of 1901. Together they created a great treasury of Haida oral literature in written form. Having worked for many years with these century-old manuscripts, linguist and poet Robert Bringhurst brings both rigorous scholarship and a literary voice to the English translation of John Swanton's careful work. He sets the stories in a rich context that reaches out to dozens of native oral literatures and to myth-telling traditions around the globe. Attractively redesigned, this collection of First Nations oral literature is an important cultural record for future generations of Haida, scholars and other interested readers. It won the Edward Sapir Prize, awarded by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and it was chosen as the Literary Editor's Book of the Year by the Times of London. Bringhurst brings these works to life in the English language and sets them in a context just as rich as the stories themselves one that reaches out to dozens of Native American oral literatures, and to mythtelling traditions around the world.

Getting it Right with Type Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Getting it Right with Type

  • Author : Victoria Squire
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1856694747

Getting it Right with Type Excerpt :

Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms.

The Black Canoe Book

The Black Canoe

  • Author : Robert Bringhurst
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Haida (Indiens)
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 1550544039

The Black Canoe Excerpt :

It is rare for a single work of sculpture to become the subject of a book at any time, much less at the moment of its installation. But Bill Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii is no ordinary sculpture. Commissioned for the courtyard of the new Canadian chancery in Washington, DC, it sits directly across the street from the National Gallery and is destined to become one of the major artistic landmarks of the capital and of the North American continent. Of Haida and white parentage, Canadian artist Bill Reid has spent his life resurrecting the indigenous Northwest Coast tradition in the visual arts. Yet has never lost touch with the European media and techniques in which he was trained. He is equally famed for his totem poles and other large pieces in wood and bronze, and for his work on a minute scale in precious metal. The Spirit of Haida Gwaii is a black bronze canoe, 6 metres long and filled to overflowing with the creatures of Haida mythology. Its passengers include the Raven, the Eagle, the Grizzly and his human wife, the Mouse Woman and the Dogfish Woman, among others. Amidships stands a human being, wrapped in the stylized skin of the mythical Seawolf, holding in his hand a smaller sculpture: a staff on which the story of creation, in Haida terms, is told.

Typographic Systems of Design Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Typographic Systems of Design

  • Author : Kimberly Elam
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-03
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 1568986874

Typographic Systems of Design Excerpt :

Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, order of reading, legibility, and contrast. In Typographic Systems, Kim Elam, author of our bestselling books, Geometry of Design and Grid Systems, explores eight major structural frameworks beyond the gridincluding random, radial, modular, and bilateralsystems. By taking the reader through exercises, student work, and professional examples, Elam offers a broad range of design solutions. Once essential visual organization systems are understood the designer can fluidly organize words or images within a structure, combination of structures, or a variation of a structure. With clarity and substance, each systemfrom the structured axis to the nonhierarchical radial arrayis explained and explored so that the reader comes away with a better understanding of these intricate complex arrangements. Typographic Systems is the seventh title in our bestselling Design Briefs series, which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

A Type Primer Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

A Type Primer

  • Author : John Kane
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Graphic arts
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 1856692914

A Type Primer Excerpt :

A guide full of practical hints to help build the confidence of graphics and typography students. Its aim is to bring the reader to the point where they understand the basic principles of typography and to strengthen the designer's 'eye' through informed, direct observation.

A Grammar of Typography Book

A Grammar of Typography

  • Author : Mark Argetsinger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Book design
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 1567926533

A Grammar of Typography Excerpt :

How can designers today achieve classical book design when it derives from an era of hot metal? This book has the answer.

Typographic Design Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Typographic Design

  • Author : Rob Carter
  • Publisher : International Thomson Publishing Services
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Dummies (Bookselling)
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029538546

Typographic Design Excerpt :

Design Elements Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Design Elements

  • Author : Timothy Samara
  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616736361

Design Elements Excerpt :

The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly. This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

Book Typography Book

Book Typography

  • Author : Michael Mitchell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Book design
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018937984

Book Typography Excerpt :

Books depend on good design to communicate. This practical guide to typography explains the principles of good design, why they exist and when and how to put them into practice.