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Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students (Design Briefs)

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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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Lupton (graphic design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York) offers practical information about type within a context of design history and theory in a text that reflects the diversity of typographic life, past and present. Through three sections on letter, text, and grid, the volume begins with an exploration of the basic letter forms, and builds to the organization of words into coherent bodies and flexible systems. Each section opens with a narrative essay about the cultural and theoretical issues of typographic design across a range of media, followed by example pages demonstrating how and why typography is structured as it is. Illustrated with b&w and color diagrams and photographs. No subject index.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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 otherwi

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568984483
Author:
Lupton, Ellen
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Typography
Subject:
Type and type-founding
Subject:
Graphic design (Typography)
Subject:
Graphic design
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Typography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Design Briefs
Series Volume:
2002-211835
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.54x7.11x.55 in. 1.02 lbs.

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