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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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    • Thinking with Type A Critical Guide for Designers Writers Editors and 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.

    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 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.

    Lessons in Typography: Must-know typographic principles presented through lessons, exercises, and examples (Creative Core)

    By Jim Krause

    New Riders
    Paperback (240 pages)

    Lessons in Typography: Must-know typographic principles presented through lessons, exercises, and examples (Creative Core)
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    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
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    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.

    Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

    By Timothy Samara

    Brand: Rockport Publishers
    Paperback (240 pages)

    Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design
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    New in paperback, The Typography Workbook provides an at-a-glance reference book for designers on all aspects of type.

    The book is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type - the cornerstone of graphic design - succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily.

    Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book offers ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects showing successful, well-crafted usage of type. The book also offers a variety of other content, including choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage; and teaching rules by which to live (and work) by.

    The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces

    By Stephen Coles

    Brand: Harper Design
    Released: 2012-11-13
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces
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    A visual treat for anyone who loves fonts and typographic design.

    The Anatomy of Type explores one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. The full character set from each typeface is shown, and the best letters for identification are enlarged and annotated, revealing key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design. Containing in-depth information on everything from the designer and foundry, the year of release, and the different weights and styles available, The Anatomy of Type is more than a reference guide to the intricacies of typeface design. It is a visual send-up of some of the world's most beloved typefaces, beautifully displayed in vibrant color.

    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.

    The Complete Manual of Typography: A Guide to Setting Perfect Type (2nd Edition)

    By Jim Felici

    Adobe Press
    Paperback (416 pages)

    The Complete Manual of Typography: A Guide to Setting Perfect Type (2nd Edition)
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    Note to customers: The print version of this book is highly formatted, and many pages contain examples that use a variety of approaches to text layout including the use of multiple fonts. The subtleties of this layout would be lost when converted to ePub, so we have chosen to offer this ebook only in PDF format, which keeps the page layout intact.

    Beautifully designed and richly illustrated The Complete Manual of Typography, Second Edition, is the fully updated version of THE seminal book on typography by Jim Felici. This book is about how type should look and how to make it look that way — in other words, how to set type like a professional. It explains in practical terms how to use today’s digital tools to achieve the secret of good design: well set type. An essential reference for anyone who works with type: designers, print production professionals, and corporate communications managers can go to straight to the index to find focused answers to specific questions, while educators and students can read it as a text book from cover to cover.

     

    You’ll Learn:

     

    • Basic Concepts and anatomy of good typography, indexed for quick reference by busy professionals
    • How to manage fonts and handle corrupted or missing fonts on any operating system
    • What makes good type good (and bad type bad)
    • Techniques for working with measure, point-size, leading, kerning, and other type fundamentals
    • Practical ways to fix composition problems such as loose lines, bad rags, windows, and orphans
    • Hard-to-find rules for managing hyphenation and justification, indents, text wraps, and expert-set characters
    • Secrets of how to wring out good type from uncooperative word-processing and layout problems
    • The latest font technologies, including OpenType
    • New typographic tools and improved font services in Operating Systems such as Windows and Mac OS
    • New Techniques, and coverage of working methods such as style sheets.
    • 35 page glossary of type terms

    Praise for the first edition

    "Clear and elegant... There's no better or more useful introduction to the whole craft of typography"

    Roger Black - Danilo Black, Inc

    "All you've wanted to know about type and typography but never dared ask. Jim Felici brings together a vast amount of knowledge in this book. Must-Have!"

    Erik Spiekermann author, Stop Stealing Sheep (and Find Out How Type Works)

    Designing with Type, 5th Edition: The Essential Guide to Typography

    By James Craig

    Brand: Watson-Guptill
    Released: 2006-05-01
    Paperback (176 pages)

    Designing with Type, 5th Edition: The Essential Guide to Typography
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    The classic Designing with Type has been completely redesigned, with an updated format and full color throughout. New information and new images make this perennial best-seller an even more valuable tool for anyone interested in learning about typography. The fifth edition has been integrated with a convenient website, www.designingwithtype.com, where students and teachers can examine hundreds of design solutions and explore a world of typographic information. First published more than thirty-five years ago, Designing with Type has sold more than 250,000 copies—and this fully updated edition, with its new online resource, will educate and inspire a new generation of designers.

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