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Type and Typography
Synopses & Reviews
• Includes 2 extensive timecharts, one on type designers, one on the evolution of writing and printingreference at a glance
• Newly revised and expanded
• Hundreds of remarkable photographs
From the history of language and writing systems, to the development of letterforms and movable type, to the evolution of todays digital systems, Type and Typography offers an overview of the typefaces available today and a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design in all mediums. Newly expanded with fifty additional pages of text and eighty-five new illustrations, this second edition reflects the exciting developments in typography since the first edition was published in 2002.
Book News Annotation:
Defining typography as the mechanical notation and arrangement of language, this illustrated text offers a broad introduction to typography's history and evolution and addresses practical aspects such as legibility, scale, and formatting. Baines and Haslam (both Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design) provide dozens of modern and historical examples of typography and cover grammar, lexicon, and communication theories; classifying and describing typefaces; hand punch cutting and movable metal type; and designing type in two dimensions. Appendices includes a timeline of type designers since 1900, and keyboard character maps for Macintosh and Windows. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-175) and index.
The definitive guide for every designer who works with type and layout. Covers the complete history of typography, with more current information than other books, particularly in regard to digital typography. Also includes glossary of terms, timelines, and more.
About the Author
Phil Baines is a freelance designer and a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Phil Baines lives in London.
Andrew Haslam runs his own design studio and is the leader of the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Andrew Haslam lives in London.
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