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    Typography Books

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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.

    Typography Sketchbooks

    Heller Steven
    Paperback (368 pages)

    Typography Sketchbooks
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    • 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 Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition

    By Robert Bringhurst

    Robert Bringhurst
    Paperback (382 pages)

    The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition
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    • The Elements of Typographic Style Version 4 0 20th Anniversary Edition
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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.

    The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters

    By Steven Heller

    Heller Steven
    Released: 2016-08-23
    Paperback (128 pages)

    The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
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    • The Typography Idea Book Inspiration from 50 Masters
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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.

    Junk Type: Typography - Lettering - Badges - Logos

    By Bill Rose

    Rose Bill
    Released: 2017-04-04
    Hardcover (192 pages)

    Junk Type: Typography - Lettering - Badges - Logos
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    • Junk Type Typography Lettering Badges Logos
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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.

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

    By Jim Krause

    Krause Jim
    Paperback (240 pages)

    Lessons in Typography: Must-know typographic principles presented through lessons, exercises, and examples (Creative Core)
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    • Lessons in Typography Must Know Typographic Principles Presented Through Lessons Exercises and Examples
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    Get hands on with type in this lesson-based addition to Jim Krause’s popular new Creative Core series on design fundamentals. In Lessons in Typography, you’ll learn the basics of identifying, choosing, and using typefaces and immediately put that knowledge to work through a collection of exercises designed to deepen and expand your typographic skills.


    After a crash course in type terminology, you’re encouraged to walk the talk with lessons and exercises on creating type-based logos, crafting personal emblems, choosing and using the right fonts for layouts, designing your own fonts, fine-tuning text like a professional, hand lettering, and more. Krause uses practical advice, humor, and page after page of visual examples to give you a complete education in designing with type that you can read in a matter of hours and continue to learn from over the course of your career.

    In Lessons in Typography, you’ll learn how to:

    • Identify and discuss fonts like a design professional
    • Choose and combine fonts effectively for use in your projects and layouts
    • Create monograms and logos using existing typefaces and custom-built letterforms
    • Modify fonts to meet your design’s specific needs
    • Space letters properly using tracking, kerning, and leading and create eye-pleasing layouts

    Lessons in Typography is the third book in the New Riders Creative Core series, which provides instruction on the fundamental concepts and techniques that all designers must master to become skilled professionals. Additional titles in the series include Visual Design and Color for Designers.


    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 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.

    Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art (Creative...and Beyond)

    By Gabri Joy Kirkendall & Julie Manwaring

    Walter Foster
    Paperback (144 pages)

    Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art (Creative...and Beyond)
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    Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents, inspirational tips and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience.

    After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters, to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases, and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art.

    The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced notecards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more.

    Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use, as well as work out their artistic ideas. Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering, and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style.

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

    By Timothy Samara

    Timothy Samara
    Paperback (240 pages)

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


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