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The effects of typography are ubiqutous, yet the activity of designing with text is still hardly recognized or understood. Unjustified texts tackles this paradox. In writings gathered from twenty-five years of engagement, somewhere in the borderlands between journalism and academy, Robin Kinross illuminates both the process of designing text-matter and its consequences. His topics include newspapers, telephone books, road signs, paperbacks, book indexes, copy-editing, uppercase and lowercase, and the question of what constitutes a typeface. There are acounts of significanet but neglected designers, reassessments of established subjects, and introductions to new ones. Pieces range in length from short review to full-scale essay, while they move in approach from patient exposition, to sharpo critique, to warm appreciation. The whole is an unusual and powerful contribution to the subject of typography

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Robin Kinross makes his case for typography as a matter of fine detail and subtle judgment, whose products concern all of us, every day.

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For twenty-five years, Robin Kinross has been making a case for typography as a matter of fine detail and subtle judgment, whose products concern all of us, every day. This selection of his writings-including some previously unpublished-brings his major themes into focus: the unsung virtues of editorial design and information design, the fate of Modernism in the twentieth century, and the virtues of a socially oriented design approach. His much sought-after and out-of-print pamphlet Fellow Readers (1994) is reprinted in full.

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Robin Kinross is Publisher of Hyphen Press. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780907259176
Author:
Kinross, Robin
Publisher:
Hyphen Press
Author:
Kinross, Robin
Subject:
Typography
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Typography
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.375 x 5 x 1.125 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Robin Kinross makes his case for typography as a matter of fine detail and subtle judgment, whose products concern all of us, every day.
"Synopsis" by , For twenty-five years, Robin Kinross has been making a case for typography as a matter of fine detail and subtle judgment, whose products concern all of us, every day. This selection of his writings-including some previously unpublished-brings his major themes into focus: the unsung virtues of editorial design and information design, the fate of Modernism in the twentieth century, and the virtues of a socially oriented design approach. His much sought-after and out-of-print pamphlet Fellow Readers (1994) is reprinted in full.
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