Type and Typography

Type and Typography

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By (author) Phil Baines, By (author) Andrew Haslam

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 252mm x 22mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 17 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856694372
  • ISBN 13: 9781856694377
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 370 illustrations, (200 colour )
  • Sales rank: 111,150

Product description

Providing an essential grounding for readers of all levels, from students to professionals, this carefully structured text takes the reader through every aspect of typography, from the history of language and writing systems to the invention of movable type and the evolution of the digital systems of today. It provides an overview of the bewildering variety of typefaces available and is a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design in all media. In this revised edition, Chapter 3 ('Form') has been considerably extended with illustrations of 'part-alphabets' for 60 typefaces and detailed explanations of their visual features. There are also updated sections in Chapters 4 and 6 ('Manufacture & Design' and 'Conventions') and in Chapter 5 ('Structure') there is new material on the use of grids and design for the Web.

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Author information

Phil Baines has worked as a freelance designer for twenty years and is noted for his letterpress work. He is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Andrew Haslam has run his own studio since 1987, creating textbooks for children. Having taught at several colleges in the UK, he is now course leader of the MA Communication Desian course at Central

Table of contents

1. Definition; 2. Function; 3. Form; 4. Manufacture & Design; 5. Structure; 6. Conventions; Endmatter:; British and US Macintosh keyboard map for ISO Latin set 1; British and US Windows 95/98 keyboard map for ISO Latin set 1; Glossary; Timechart of type designers part 1 1400 - 1900; Timechart of type designers part 2 1900 to the present; Further reading; Who's who of designers in this book; Paper sizes; Index; Picture sources & credits; Acknowledgements.