Non-Designer's Type Book Insights and Techniques for Creating Professional-Level Type

ISBN-10: 0321303369

ISBN-13: 9780321303363

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Robin Williams

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Seven years is a long time in any industry, but when it comes to the worlds of design and technology (and particularly the point at which the two merge), it's an eternity! No wonder, then, that you (and about a million other readers!) have been eagerly awaiting this latest update to Robin Williams' enormously popular Non-Designer's series. In these pages, Robin defines the principles that govern type as well as the logic behind them so that you learn not just what looks best but why on your way to creating effective print and Web pages. Each short chapter in this thoroughly updated guide (which includes new coverage of typography in Adobe InDesign and Mac OS X) explores a different type secret or technique, including understanding legibility and readability; tailoring typeface to a particular project; mastering pull quotes and captions; working with spacing, punctuation marks, special characters, fonts, and justification; and more. The nonplatform- and nonsoftware-specific approach and Robin's lively, engaging style make this a must-have for any designer's bookshelf!
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 9/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

What is typography, anyway?
A brief history of type
Readability and legibility
Punctuation
Expert type
Spacing
Details
Special effects
Typographic choices
Glossary of type terms
Other info
Listen to your eyes
Font and product vendors
Special characters
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