Thinking with Type A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students

ISBN-10: 1568984480

ISBN-13: 9781568984483

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ellen Lupton
List price: $21.95
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Description: The organization of letters on a blank sheet -- or screen -- is the most basic challenge facing anyone who practices design. What type of font to use? How big? How should those letters, words, and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered, shaped, and otherwise manipulated? In this groundbreaking new primer, leading design educator and historian Ellen Lupton provides clear and concise guidance for anyone learning or brushing up on their typographic skills. Thinking with Type is divided into three sections: letter, text, and grid. Each section begins with an easy-to-grasp essay that reviews historical, technological, and theoretical concepts, and is then followed by a set of practical exercises that bring the material covered to life. Sections conclude with examples of work by leading practitioners that demonstrate creative possibilities (along with some classic no-no's to avoid).

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 9/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

John Bayley is an eminent literary critic & a retired professor from Oxford University. He remarried in 2000 & still lives in Oxford, England.Ellen Lupton is Adjunct Curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Co-Chair of the Design Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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