For more than two decades, the type book of choice for design professionals and students Typographic design has been a field in constant motion since Gutenberg first invented movable type. Staying abreast of recent developments in the field is imperative for both design professionals and students. Thoroughly updated to maintain its relevancy in today's digital world, Typographic Design, Fifth Edition continues to provide a comprehensive overview of every aspect of designing with type. This Fifth Edition of the bestselling text in the field offers detailed coverage of such essential topicsas the anatomy of letters and type families, typographic syntax and communication, design aesthetics, and designing for legibility. Supplementing these essential topics are theoretical and structural problem-solving approaches by some of the leading design educators across the United States. Unwrapping the underlying concepts about typographic form and message, Typographic Design, Fifth Edition includes four pictorial timelines that illustrate the evolution of typography and writing within the context of world events—from the origins of writing more than 5,000 years ago to contemporary typographic applications. Features in this new edition include: A new chapter that analyzes typography on screen New case studies featuring typographic design in books, information graphics, web design, and environmental design New designer profiles that reveal innovative typographic design processes Material presented in full color throughout with many new images
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A visual guide to the best in contemporary typographic design, this book features examples and usages of modern typography from around the world.
This book is more than a typographic style guide. It is also a history of typographic usage and a brief encyclopedia of typographic concepts, resources and traditions. In short, it is a lucid and authoritative desktop reference for everyone who works with written word.
Playing with Type is a hands-on, playful approach to learning type application and principles. This engaging guide begins with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play. Along with a series of experimental design projects with an emphasis on type, the author provides designers with a “toolkit” of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. The awareness and sensitivity to type styles, forms, and type choices gained through these visual experiments will increase the designer’s confidence in their personal and professional work. This book can be used in the classroom or independently, and readers can go directly to exercises that appeal to them.
Anthropologist Khazanov (now U. of Wisconsin, but formerly a senior scholar at the Soviet Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology) is particularly qualified to provide this analysis of the interconnections between nationalism, ethnic relations, and political process in the waning days of the USSR and in the new independent states. Includes history and analysis of the war in Chechnia. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Learn what type can say about a brand or product Expressive Type showcases the work of major international designers working with typography in branding and advertising, environment, packaging and products, and self-initiated projects. The book concludes with a workbook section featuring four real-world "briefs" related to each category.
Es un libro sobre las últimas tendencias en el universo de las fuentes. Diseñadores de todo el mundo crean múltiples y variadas tipografías, que han nacido de la experimentación de sus formas, ligaduras, o proporciones. Este libro presenta una amplia selección de alfabetos completos y sus aplicaciones en pósters, logotipos, publicidad, magazines, flyers, o exposiciones.
Specimens of 38 of the finest type families in the world are brought together in Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces, making it an invaluable reference tool for graphic designers, editors, art directors, production managers, desktop publishers, and students. Each type family is shown in display and text specimens with complete fonts including italic and bold variations; extended families such as Futura and Univers include additional type weights and widths. Each type family's section opens with a full-page experimental design, created by an outstanding graphic designer to demonstrate its potential. The specimens are accompanied by a concise discussion of each type family's origins, charactertistics, and usage. Typographic specimens provide an opportunity to study typefaces, to select and plan typography, and to increase one's knowledge of letterforms. Drawing and tracing specimens remain excellent ways to understand type and create logos and other typographic designs. Study of specimens aids in the selection of fonts to be purchased for the font library. Typographic specimens introduce unfamiliar typefaces in printed form and aid in the development of connoisseurship. Comparative analysis of similar faces in printed form becomes possible. Over one hundred prominent designers and design educators were sent a ballot listing all major typefaces and were asked to vote for the type families that best fulfilled their personal criteria for typographic excellence. The typefaces contained in this book represent the results of this poll, providing a compendium of excellent typefaces that have stood the test of time. Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces will provide information, inspiration, and a keener knowledge of typography. Akzidenz-Grotesk American Typewriter Baskerville Bembo Bodoni Bookman Caledonia Caslon Centaur Century Schoolbook Cheltenham Clarendon Didot Folio Franklin Gothic Frutiger Futura Galliard Gill Sans Garamond Goudy Old Style Helvetica Janson
The craft of graphic design requires mastery of typographic design and of the digital applications used to execute it--these companion guides build capacities in both of these areas together. The Design Concepts book will guide readers to observe and reflect on how type functions and to develop strategies for creative typographic expression. The Application Skills Modules book pairs each lesson in typography with a lesson in the digital tools of design production. This book introduces the essential features of the Macintosh Operating System X (OSX) as well as Mac or PC versions of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and QuarkXPress, so readers can develop good working knowledge in one or all of these applications. A DVD in the Application Skills Modules book includes Quicktime movies demonstrating software lessons, exercise resources, and type specimens. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
An elegant handbook in typography, for the professional and amateur text designer. Typographic Style Handbook is an indispensable new manual for anyone working with text - books, journals, company reports, websites or marketing material - who wishes to develop an understanding of how to produce clean, clear and consistent typography. The handbook is divided into three sections: General typesetting covers the basic rules of setting text Books and journals explains the typographic styles used within the publishing industry Corporate style describes how the treatment of text can be integrated into an organisation's branding guidelines. Typographic rules and styles are copiously illustrated with examples and diagrams Alternative styles are listed and explained to enable users to develop their own 'house style' Includes a glossary and appendices to aid students and self-publishers Typographic Style Handbook is destined to become a classic manual alongside Judith Butcher's Copy-editing, Hart's Rules, The Economist Style Guide and the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors.
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.
- Author : Philip B. Meggs
- Publisher : Wiley
- Release Date : 2004-03-25
- Genre : Design
- Pages : 736
- ISBN : 0471686883
CD-ROM contains: "eight copyright-free fonts (one to represent each section of the book) specially commissioned from selected typeface designers."
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.