A Type Primer

A Type Primer

By (author) John Kane


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A practical introduction to typography, this book analyses the basic principles and applications of type. From measuring type and classifying typefaces to organising text on a page and understanding grid systems, the author covers everything that the beginning student of graphic design needs to know. In addition, he includes a brief history of typography, numerous examples to illustrate the points raised and a series of useful exercises to help readers put basic principles into practice. Engagingly written, this book is an invaluable resource for all students of graphic design and typography.

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 174 x 248 x 20mm | 698.53g
  • 07 Mar 2011
  • Laurence King Publishing
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1856696448
  • 9781856696449
  • 25,330

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John Kane teaches typography and graphic design at Northeastern University and at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He has been a practising graphic designer and teacher for the last twenty-five years.

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