Thinking with type: a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students

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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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display_description This book provides clear and focused guidance for students, designers, writers, and editors on how to arrange written content. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within the systems of typographic form. With forty-eight pages of new content and dozens of additional illustrations, the second edition provides stunning examples, eye-opening demonstrations, and helpful exercises. Includes new sections on : lining and non-lining numerals ; small caps and enlarged capitals ; optical sizes ; captions ; punctuation and ornaments ; font formats and font licensing ; mixing typefaces ; hand lettering. -- from back cover.
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title_display Thinking with type : a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students
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