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    Typography Books

    Here are some books about typography:

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    Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

    By Ellen Lupton

    Lupton, Ellen
    Paperback (224 pages)

    Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
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    Our all time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including 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, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form—what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular online companion to Thinking with Type (www.thinkingwithtype.com) has been revised to reflect the new material in the second edition.

    Typography Sketchbooks

    Princeton Architectural Press
    Paperback (368 pages)

    Typography Sketchbooks
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    * Typography the design of letters is at the heart of visual communication and graphic design. No design is successful without successful typography.
    * An artful craft since the days of moveable type, today's digital designers have an unimaginable array of possibilities when it comes to choosing typefaces. Whether on paper, screen or in e-ink, legibility and expression are paramount.
    * Where do the best contemporary fonts come from, and who designed them? Fortunately for us, typography for most designers is an obsession, one of the purest forms of design, one that can always be improved and refined.
    * Selected by the world's most knowledgable and well-connected graphic-design commentator, Steven Heller, this survey gets into the minds of designers who create typefaces, word-images and logos through their private sketchbooks.
    * This collection of typographic explorations, arranged by designer intimately reveals how over 90 of world's leading designers and typographers continually strive to find new and exciting ways of communicating through letters and words. Established designer and up-and-coming talents include Ivan Chermayeff, Carlos Segura, Milton Glaser, Maira Kalman, Bob Aulfudish, Matthew Carter (US), Javier Mariscal and Patrick Thomas (Spain), Erik Spiekermann, Viktor Nübel (Germany), Peter Bilak and Enkeling (the Netherlands), Jean Baptiste Levée (France).
    * The result of these wide-ranging typographic musings provide fascinating insights into the expressive quality of letters and words. Aimed at all those who use type, whether by hand or on screen, this pleasing compendium stresses the importance of good typography at a time when reading habits are changing and celebrates a craft that has endured for centuries.

    The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters

    By Steven Heller

    imusti
    Released: 2016-08-23
    Paperback (128 pages)

    The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
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    • LAURENCE KING
    Product Description:
    This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good typographic design.

    Broken into sections covering the fundamentals of typography, the book features inspiring works by acclaimed typographic designers from across the world. Each section illustrates technical points and encourages readers to try out new ideas of their own. The subjects covered include typographic rebus, abstract form, overlapping, using grids, metaphoric construction and illumination.

    The result is an instantly accessible, jargon-free guide to typographic design using professional techniques.

    The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition

    By Robert Bringhurst

    Hartley Marks Publishers
    Paperback (382 pages)

    The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition
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    • Hartley Marks Publishers
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    Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision and updating of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field.

    Typography for Lawyers 2nd

    By Matthew Butterick

    Jones McClure Publishing
    Paperback (240 pages)

    Typography for Lawyers 2nd
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    If Matthew Butterick didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent him. From the foreword by Bryan A. Garner Originally released to great acclaim in 2010, Typography for Lawyers was the first guide to the essentials of typography aimed specifically at lawyers. Author Matthew Butterick, an attorney and Harvard-trained typographer, dispelled the myth that legal documents are incompatible with excellent typography. Butterick explained how to get professional results with the tools you already have quickly and easily. Revised and updated, Typography for Lawyers 2nd builds on the topics and tutorials included in the first edition with 20 pages of new material. The second edition includes: - New topics such as email, footnotes, alternate figures, and OpenType features. - Advice for presentations, contracts, grids of numbers, and court opinions. - Technical tips covering the newest versions of Word and WordPerfect for Windows and OS X. - New font recommendations, including two that are free. - New essays on the font copyrights, screen-reading considerations, and typographic disputes that have reached the courts. - A refreshed layout, featuring type features designed by the author.

    Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c.: The 1874 Masterpiece of Colorful Typography

    Rizzoli
    Released: 2017-05-30
    Hardcover (120 pages)

    Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c.: The 1874 Masterpiece of Colorful Typography
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    Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c. is a vintage volume with an established cultlike status within the bibliophile, typographic, and design worlds. Originally published as a catalogue for William H. Page’s Connecticut wood type foundry— considered one of the best in the world—this 1874 type specimen book features elaborate display typefaces meant to announce tent revivals and circuses. In addition to the beautifully intricate typefaces and playful designs, the original author designed the pages in such a random sequence that the text reads as humorous and strange experimental poetry. Accidental or not, this beautiful book will delight readers with the humor and the beauty of each print.
     
    This edition reproduces all 102 pages of the original book. A charming gift or perfect addition to any serious art-book library, this volume will be loved by typographers, designers, artists, poets, DIYers, and anyone with a wicked sense of style.

    The Typography Coloring Book: Creative Coloring for Grown-ups

    By Gillian Johnson

    Northlight Book
    Paperback (208 pages)

    The Typography Coloring Book: Creative Coloring for Grown-ups
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    The typography coloring book

    Junk Type: Typography - Lettering - Badges - Logos

    By Bill Rose

    UNIVERSE
    Released: 2017-04-04
    Hardcover (192 pages)

    Junk Type: Typography - Lettering - Badges - Logos
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    • UNIVERSE
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    A graphic compendium of vintage American design and typography.
     
    Junk Type is a project driven by the passion of one man to document a disappearing aspect of American culture. Bill Rose—aka Recapturist—is a photographer and designer who has spent the last decade traveling across America looking for junkyards, yard sales, antique stores, and other unlikely sources of inspiration to capture examples of postwar American typography and design before they’re lost forever.
     
    Bringing together more than 400 images, this invaluable book is a visual history of postwar America, told through the distinct typography, icons, badges, and branding of the country’s industrial heritage. From Art Deco–inspired fonts and unique handmade cursive lettering to illustrated insignia and clean graphic logos bearing the influence of European design of the 1960s, these pictures together represent an encyclopedic reference of creative typefaces and graphics.
     
    With each photograph representing just a detail—an embossed logo, a specially created icon, or an advertising slogan—this book captures the optimism and pragmatism of a golden age of American industrial creativity and distills it into a charming resource for anyone with an eye (or nostalgia) for vintage design.

    typography today

    By Helmut Schmid

    Seibundo Shinkosha
    JP Oversized (200 pages)

    typography today
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    There are typographic works that outlive the times in which they were created. Some of these works have been brought together to form this book.
    "typography today" celebrates 20th century typography with contributions by John Cage, Wim Crouwel, Franco Grignani, Helmut Schmid, Kohei Sugiura and Wolfgang Weingart. The book also includes the essay "Typography as Communication and Form"
    by Emil Ruder.
    "typography today" was published in 1980 as a special edition of Idea magazine, and republished as a book in 1981. Though out of print for many years, international demand resulted in a largely expanded and revised edition in 2003. Since then, it has been reprinted several times, each with small improvements. In the 2nd edition of 2007, efforts have been made to create a volume worthy of the task of handing down 20th century modern typography to the 21st century.

    Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type (Design Essentials)

    By Ina Saltz

    Rockport Publishers
    Paperback (208 pages)

    Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type (Design Essentials)
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    A deep understanding of letterforms and knowledge of their effective use can only be obtained with constant observation and experimentation; it evolves over a lifetime of design practice and study. This comprehensive guide is intended to advance the progress of designers seeking to deepen their typographic expertise. Typography Essentials is a practical, hands-on resource to distill, organize, and compartmentalize—but not to oversimplify—the many complex issues surrounding the effective use of typography. It is for designers of every medium in which type plays a major role, and is organized and designed to make the process enjoyable and entertaining, as well as instructional.

    New in paperback, this book is divided into four easy-to-use sections: The Letter, The Word, The Paragraph, and The Page. Each of the 100 principles has an explanation and examples representing the principle in action.


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