Shaping Text

Shaping Text

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Shaping Text takes a practical and broad approach to typography. It is aimed at design students and graphic designers, and also at those who are concerned with content: writers, editors, and publishers. Showing a wide range of examples from first-rate designers across the world, the book examines why and how typographic designs work well in a given context. Particular attention is given to the team play between the text itself--written language--and the design--the shaping of the text--to form a new, multilevel visual message with a complex content.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 212 x 262 x 16mm | 650g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2. Aufl.
  • 200 Colour
  • 9063692234
  • 9789063692230
  • 28,010

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' With its many contemporary practical cases, analysed when necessary in considerable detail, Shaping Text has all the qualities needed to become a classic''. - Eye
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About Jan Middendorp

Jan Middendorp is a freelance editor, writer and designer working in Berlin, who writes about type, typography, design, performance, media, cultural politics also for a variety of magazines a.o. Items (Amsterdam), Eye (London), Typo (Prague), Typographic (London), Etapes (Paris), Experimenta (Madrid), tipoGrafica (Buenos Aires), ADDmagazine (Brussels), 96 (Ghent), Swiss Typographic Magazine (Zürich), FontFont Focus (Berlin/Ghent), Novum (Munich), Publish Belgium (Brussels)
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