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Publisher Comments:

This latest addition to Robin Williams' Non-Designer's series, this book not only defines the principles governing type but explains the logic behind them so readers can understand and see what looks best and why. Armed with this knowledge, and putting into practice the secrets Robin reveals for making type readable and artistic, readers can then go on to create beautiful, sophisticated, professional looking pages on their computers for output as hard copy or for use on Web pages. Each short chapter explores a different type secret including use of evocative typography, tailoring typeface to project, working with spacing, punctuation marks, special characters, fonts, justification, and much more. It is written in the lively, engaging style that has made Williams one of the most popular computer authors today. And it uses numerous examples to illustrate the subtle details that make the difference between good and sophisticated use of type. The non-platform specific, non-software specific approach to the book makes this a must have for any designer's bookshelf-from type novices to more experienced graphic designers and typesetters.

Synopsis:

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!

About the Author

Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, The Little Mac Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, and Web Design Workshop. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced a generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the World Wide Web.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201353679
Editor:
Davis, Nancy
Author:
Davis, Nancy
Author:
Williams, Robin
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Desktop Publishing - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Typography
Subject:
Desktop publishing
Subject:
Electronic publishing
Subject:
Printing
Subject:
Type and type-founding
Subject:
Computerized typesetting
Subject:
Computer fonts
Subject:
Printing, Practical -- Layout.
Subject:
Printing, Practical -- layout (printing) -- data processing.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Non-Designer's
Publication Date:
20050922
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.5 in 590 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Desktop Publishing » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » General

The Non-Designer's Type Book
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Product details 240 pages Peachpit Press - English 9780201353679 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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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