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Design and typographic insights from the author of The Non-Designer’s book series (over 700,000 copies in print!)

This book offers decades of experience from one of the greatest computer book authors. Here in one volume, Robin Williams has joined together a new edition of her classic The Non-Designer’s Design Book—in glorious full color for the first time—and her best-selling The Non-Designer’s Type Book. Robin uses her straightforward and lighthearted style to define the principles that govern good design and type as well as the logic behind those principles. Using numerous examples, you’ll learn what looks best and why on your way to designing beautiful and effective projects. Whether you are a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice or an experienced graphic designer, you will find inspiration and direction for the design quandaries and conundrums you are sure to encounter!

These essential guides to design and type will teach you about:

  • The four principles of design that underlie every design project
  • Categories of type
  • Working with color
  • How to combine typefaces for maximum effect
  • Readability and legibility
  • The proper typographic treatment of punctuation
  • Letter spacing, line spacing, and paragraph spacing
  • Special characters and accent marks

Synopsis:

Williams best design and type techniques have been packaged into one affordable volume. This reference covers different type secrets and techniques to produce more sophisticated, professional, and interesting pages immediately.

About the Author

Robin William s is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer 's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Type Boo k, The Little Mac Bo ok, Robin Williams Mac OS X B ook, Robin Williams Design Wo rkshop, and Web Design Worksh op. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced a generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, the Mac, desktop publishing, and the Web.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321534057
Author:
Williams, Robin
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Subject:
Desktop Publishing - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Layout (printing)
Subject:
Digital Media - Desktop Publishing
Subject:
Graphic design (Typography)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.764 in 911 gr

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