The Anatomy of Type

The Anatomy of Type
  • Author : Stephen Coles
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2012-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780062203113

The Anatomy of Type Book Review:

The Anatomy of Type is the ultimate stylistic guide to the intricacies and design of 100 indispensable typefaces. A delightful, colorful, and visual reference guide created by Stephen Coles and Tony Seddon—two acknowledged pros in the font design world—The Anatomy of Type was developed with typographers, graphic designers, and font geeks in mind, graphically and visually expanding on the current font-mania initiated by Simon Garfields's Just My Type.

The Geometry of Type

The Geometry of Type
  • Author : Stephen Coles,Erik Spiekermann
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2016-07-12
  • ISBN : 0500292450

The Geometry of Type Book Review:

The Geometry of Type explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. Characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability. Sidebar information lists the designer and foundry, the year of release and the different weights and styles available, while feature boxes explain the origins and best uses for each typeface, such as whether it is suitable for running text or as a display font for headlines. To help the reader spot each typeface in the wider world, the full character set is shown, and the best letters for identification are highlighted. This beautiful and highly practical work of reference for font spotters, designers and users is a close-up celebration of typefaces and great type design.

The Evolution of Type

The Evolution of Type
  • Author : Tony Seddon,Stephen Coles
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2015-08-17
  • ISBN : 0500241481

The Evolution of Type Book Review:

The Evolution of Type takes the reader on a journey through the development of type design and typographic style from the mid-15th century to the present day, by way of 100 typefaces. Chosen to represent the key elements of style and form used by the punch cutters, calligraphers and designers of their day, and presented in chronological order according to release date, each typeface is discussed in terms of its origins and its impact on the design and print industry, and latterly the additional considerations for screen use. Versions released in metal-foundry type for hand-setting, as hot-metal type for the monotype and linotype machines, as phototype, and as digital revivals or originals, are covered in detail alongside information about the people responsible for the design and development of each adaptation of the typeface. Key glyphs from each face are annotated to indicate the specific features that mark out how typeface design has evolved over the last 500 or so years, and visual comparisons illustrate how typefaces created years ago have influenced the design of many contemporary releases. For the general reader, this book offers a thorough history of the typefaces we have been reading for decades; for typographers and designers, it is a valuable resource that will help to inform their choice of the most appropriate typeface for a project.

Just My Type

Just My Type
  • Author : Simon Garfield
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781101577813

Just My Type Book Review:

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.

Anatomy of a Typeface

Anatomy of a Typeface
  • Author : Alexander S. Lawson
  • Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
  • Pages : 436
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0879233338

Anatomy of a Typeface Book Review:

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.

The Graphic Design Idea Book

The Graphic Design Idea Book
  • Author : Gail Anderson,Gaile Anderson,Steven Heller
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2016-04-13
  • ISBN : 9781780679938

The Graphic Design Idea Book Book Review:

This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good design. Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Themes covered include narrative, colour, illusion, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour. The result is an instantly accessible and easy to understand guide to graphic design using professional techniques.

Typography, Referenced

Typography, Referenced
  • Author : Jason Tselentis,Allan Haley,Richard Poulin,Tony Seddon,Gerry Leonidas,Ina Saltz,Kathryn Henderson,Tyler Alterman
  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2012-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781610582056

Typography, Referenced Book Review:

Typography, Referenced is the single most comprehensive volume covering every aspect of typography that any design student, professional designer, or design aficionado needs to know today. In these pages, you'll find: —Thousands of illustrated examples of contemporary usage in design —Historical developments from Greek lapidary letters to the movie Helvetica —Landmark designs turning single letters into typefaces —Definitions of essential type-specific language, terms, ideas, principles, and processes —Ways technology has influenced and advanced type —The future of type on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and beyond In short, Typography, Referenced is the ultimate source of typographic information and inspiration, documenting and chronicling the full scope of essential typographic knowledge and design from the beginnings of moveable type to the present "golden age" of typography.

The Designer's Dictionary of Color

The Designer's Dictionary of Color
  • Author : Sean Adams
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-04-11
  • ISBN : 9781683350026

The Designer's Dictionary of Color Book Review:

A guide to the cultural, historical, and social meanings of twenty-seven colors, plus examples of successful usage of each as well as options for palette variations. The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at twenty-seven colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.

The Visual History of Type

The Visual History of Type
  • Author : Paul McNeil
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2017-09-26
  • ISBN : 1780679769

The Visual History of Type Book Review:

The Visual History of Type is a comprehensive, detailed survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day. Arranged chronologically to provide context, more than 320 typefaces are displayed in the form of their original type specimens or earliest printing. Each entry is supported by a brief history and description of defining characteristics of the typeface. This book will be the definitive publication in its field, appealing to graphic designers, educators, historians, and design students. It will also be a significant resource for professional type designers and students of type.

Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces

Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces
  • Author : Bruce Willen,Nolen Strals
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2009-09-23
  • ISBN : 156898765X

Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces Book Review:

A guide to type design and lettering that includes relevant theory, history, explanatory diagrams, exercises, photographs, and illustrations, and features interviews with various designers, artists, and illustrators.

Culture+Typography

Culture+Typography
  • Author : Nikki Villagomez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2015-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781440338557

Culture+Typography Book Review:

Inspire your type designs with the side-by-side travel photo comparisons in Culture+Typograhpy by Nikki Villagomez. Each image features examples of typography in culture and is accompanied by cultural and historical commentary. Explore how design choices can be informed by the language of the cultural surroundings, and learn more about type selection, color usage and more with this book.

The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy
  • Author : Janette Sebring Lowrey
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Pages : 26
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780375861291

The Poky Little Puppy Book Review:

One night a puppy,who is always late coming home finds there is no dessert for him. On board pages.

The Essential Type Directory

The Essential Type Directory
  • Author : Peter Dawson
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2019-12-17
  • ISBN : 9780762468515

The Essential Type Directory Book Review:

The most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of type, organized by type category-Serif, San Serif, Display, and Scrip-and covering all styles throughout history. The Essential Type Directory offers 1,800 examples of the best in type design, spanning almost 600 years of design history. From classics such as Garamond, Baskerville, Futura, and Helvetica, to more idiosyncratic recent creations such as Gotham and Filosofia, The Essential Type Directory features illuminating profiles of the most important and influential typefaces ever created. Organized by type category-Serif, Sans Serif, Display, and Script-each typeface is presented in uppercase and lowercase alphabetical letters, along with numbers, key punctuation marks, and symbols. This comprehensive guide also features profiles and interviews with leading designers and type foundries, as well as inspirational examples of graphic designs using specific typefaces.

Designing Type

Designing Type
  • Author : Karen Cheng
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 249
  • Relase : 2020-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780300249927

Designing Type Book Review:

The now-classic introduction to designing typography, handsomely redesigned and updated for the digital age In this invaluable book, Karen Cheng explains the processes behind creating and designing type, one of the most important tools of graphic design. She addresses issues of structure, optical compensation, and legibility, with special emphasis given to the often-overlooked relationships between letters and shapes in font design. In this second edition, students and professional graphic designers alike will benefit from an expanded discussion of the creative practice of designing type—what designers need to consider, their rationale, and issues of accessibility—in the context of contemporary processes for the digital age. Illustrated with more than 400 diagrams that demonstrate visual principles and letter construction, ranging from informal progress sketches to final type designs and diagrams, this essential guide analyzes a wide range of classic and modern typefaces, including those from many premier type foundries. Cheng’s text covers the history of type, the primary systems of typeface classification, the parts of a letter, and the effects of new technology on design methodology, among many other key topics.

Advanced Typography

Advanced Typography
  • Author : Richard Hunt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-07-23
  • ISBN : 9781350055926

Advanced Typography Book Review:

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of typography, there is still a wealth of knowledge to grasp to really become a master in the art and craft of working with type. In Advanced Typography, expert practitioner and instructor Richard Hunt goes beyond the basics to take your understanding and usage to the next level. Taking a practical approach, the book combines visual, linguistic, historical and psychological systems with the broad range of applications and audiences of type today. From the challenges of designing across media and cultures, to type as information and craft, Hunt marries theoretical context with applied examples so you feel confident in improving your skills as an advanced typographer.

Typography

Typography
  • Author : Denise Gonzales Crisp,William F. Temple,Meredith J. Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0500289816

Typography Book Review:

The practice of typography has been radicallytransformed in the digital age, and this book is anup-to-date introduction to the field. It explorespractical concerns—maximizing legibility, designingfor both printed and screen-based output,working with different grid systems—and studentsare introduced to the fundamentals of predigitaltypographic technology..

Type Team

Type Team
  • Author : Tony Seddon
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2015-03-16
  • ISBN : 0500291683

Type Team Book Review:

Typeface combinations dont always work together naturally. For an experienced designer, the process becomes largely intuitive after years of practice, but even seasoned professionals sometimes struggle to come up with the perfect typeface pairing. Its often obvious what not to use, but its less obvious what you should use when a range of good typefaces can differ in very subtle ways. Developed with typographers, graphic designers and font geeks in mind, Type Team is the ultimate guide for anyone wishing to get to grips with the best techniques for combining individual typefaces from all classifications and styles for any category of creative project. It explores 150 typeface combinations grouped into 25 contrasting categories, ranging from Classical and Scholarly to Edgy and Vibrant, and with a full page devoted to each entry. In addition, 50 typographic principles are paired with selected combinations and illustrated using the typefaces from the spread. Within the pages of this unique reference for font spotters, designers, and users, the perfect typeface combination for any creative project can be found.

Letterforms

Letterforms
  • Author : Timothy Samara
  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2018-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781631594748

Letterforms Book Review:

Designer, author, educator Timothy Samara is a world authority on type and graphic design. His 2004 Rockport book, Typography Workbook has become an essential reference text for design classrooms and industry professionals. Now, in Letter Forms: The Design of Type, Past to Future he takes readers even deeper, expertly guiding them through the aesthetics as well as the technical considerations of his subject. He begins with an overview spanning the invention of movable type to today's digital typography, and ends with a showcase of contemporary fonts. Samara's true focus in this book is conveying the essentials of type design to practitioners, and thoughtfully and thoroughly explaining and illustrating the development of form and style. He walks you through letter form anatomy, stroke formation and rhythm, tool methodologies, structure and proportion, tool methodologies, and tons more. This all makes for one excellent, timely reference work that designers can return to in designing logos, wordmarks, signage, titling accents, and all of their graphic design work.

Shaping Text

Shaping Text
  • Author : Jan Middendorp
  • Publisher : Bis Pub
  • Pages : 175
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9063692234

Shaping Text Book Review:

Showing a wide range of examples from first-rate designers across the world, Shaping Text is a primer for graphic designers and typographers.

Thinking with Type

Thinking with Type
  • Author : Ellen Lupton
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2014-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781616893507

Thinking with Type Book Review:

"Thinking with Type is to typography what Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time is to physics."—I Love Typography The best-selling Thinking with Type in a revised and expanded second edition: Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication. Ellen Lupton provides clear and focused guidance on how letters, words, and paragraphs should be aligned, spaced, ordered, and shaped. The book covers all typography essentials, from typefaces and type families, to kerning and tracking, to using a grid. Visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form, including what the rules are, and how to break them. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content with the latest information on: • style sheets for print and the web • the use of ornaments and captions • lining and non-lining numerals • the use of small caps and enlarged capitals • mixing typefaces • font formats and font licensing Plus, new eye-opening demonstrations of basic typography design with letters, helpful exercises, and dozens of additional illustrations. Thinking with Type is the typography book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. If you love font and lettering books, Ellen Lupton's guide reveals the way typefaces are constructed and how to use them most effectively. Fans of Thinking with Type will love Ellen Lupton's new book Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers.