The lack of a specific and comprehensive guide to type design has long been a frustration for typographers, graphic designers and students. Designing Type finally addresses this important need – and brings new depth and insight to the art and process of developing a typeface. Copiously illustrated with type specimens and diagrams demonstrating visual principles and letter construction, the book discusses structure, optical compensation and legibility, with emphasis on the often overlooked systematic relationships between letters and shapes in a font. A wide range of classic and contemporary typefaces are analysed, and examples of student work, progress sketches and final type designs are used to demonstrate core issues. In the light of the rapidly broadening market for original and custom typefaces, Designing Type is a valuable reference for both experienced professionals and novice designers.
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Just My Type is not just a font book, but a book of stories. About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco….149 SEK
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Freehand: New Typography Sketchbooks
Typography can embrace functions beyond the the purely communicative. From type designers to expressive illustrators, each graphic designer has his or her own way of crafting or applying typefaces. This show- all tour through leading graphic designers’ personal sketchbooks reveals the creative processes behind typefaces, word- images, and logos. Arranged alphabetically, the world’s most exciting […]349 SEK
Total Armageddon — A Slanted Reader on Design
Total Armageddon is about design. And culture. And complexity, notably how we, as a global civilization, deal with science fiction, taste, social media, the cities we live in, aesthetics, PowerPoint, burkas, Big Tech, full-contact sports, and other thorny topics. A collection of both essays that are brand new, as well as the very best essays […]375 SEK
Slanted, Issue 34: L.A.
Slanted started with a Weblog in 2004. The first magazine issue was published 2005. Slanted is the first German magazine devoted to typography…..225 SEK