A Z Of Typography

Author: Karen Wilks
Editor: Unicorn
ISBN: 9781910787922
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We are surrounded by type. Onscreen, in the newspaper, in books, on signage--everywhere we look we encounter a dizzying array of typefaces, myriad styles put to countless purposes. This visual introduction to typography can help us make sense of that welter--and, by making sense of it, begin properly to appreciate it. The book opens with an alphabetical run-through of a number of significant fonts, chosen to represent the typographic spectrum. In addition to looking at each font's historical context and design ethos, a pangram--a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet--showcases the entire alphabetic range of each font, while also offering pithy, amusing insights into its history and use. A later chapter dissects the letters of the English alphabet to reveal the anatomical structure of the letterforms, explaining terms such as bowl, crossbar, finial, ligature, and spur. An examination of the typographer's toolkit explains how type can be manipulated and arranged on the page to create an arresting design, while the final chapter examines the many signs, symbols, and punctuation marks that litter the printed page, created to endow printed text with additional meaning and nuance. A celebration of type in all its splendor, A-Z of Typography will educate novices while being guaranteed to enchant designers and type fans.

An A Z Of Type Designers

Author: Neil Macmillan
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856693953
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This illustrated A-Z features outstanding type designers from around the world, from Gutenberg to the present day. Arranged alphabetically by designer's name, the book contains over 260 biographical profiles. Entries are illustrated by key typefaces taken from a wide range of sources, including type specimens, original posters, private press editions and magazine covers, and also give a list of work and, where applicable, further reading references and a website address. An essential reference for typographers, graphic designers and students, the book also features a full index and eight short texts by leading typographers - Jonathan Barnbrook, Erik van Blokland, Clive Bruton, John Downer, John Hudson, Jean Francois Porchez, Erik Spiekermann and Jeremy Tankard - that cover a variety of different aspects of type design, including typeface revivals, font piracy, designing fonts for corporate identities and the role of nationality in type design.

A Z Of Typography

Author: Roy S. Walter
ISBN: 9781873547007
File Size: 72,76 MB
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Alan Kitching S A Z Of Letterpress

Author: Alan Kitching
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780674810
File Size: 44,37 MB
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A must for letterpress enthusiasts and graphic designers, this is a covetable showcase of Alan Kitching's font collection. Each page has been carefully created by Alan Kitching in collaboration with Angus Hyland, making this book a work of art in its own right. Presented as an A to Z, each letter is interspersed with complete alphabets giving the reader access to a large range of fonts to reference in their own work.

Berlin Typography

Author: Jesse Simon
Editor: Prestel Publishing
ISBN: 9783791387031
File Size: 64,50 MB
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Explore the visually arresting typefaces that give Berlin its unique character. From neoclassical monuments to neon storefronts, Berlin is filled with beautiful typography. Over the past few years, the Berlin Typography project has been photographing the city's best examples of typography, both to celebrate the diversity of letterforms and to preserve its typographic heritage before the old signs of this rapidly changing city are removed and replaced. This book collects the best of these images and shows how walking through Berlin can be like a stroll through a living art gallery--if you're willing to look. Complete with over 200 full-color illustrations, this book showcases the typographic richness of Berlin, including its elaborate, ostentatious shopfront signs, the non-commercial typography of public buildings such as libraries and universities, and the fantastic array of type styles used on street signs and in the city's public transport system. The book also includes an introduction to the history of typography in Berlin as well as a look to its future. The book's captions locate each image within the city. Perfect for graphic designers or lovers of Berlin, this mesmerizing book effortlessly illustrates the role typography plays in our experience of the city.

The A Z Of Visual Ideas

Author: John Ingledew
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780674902
File Size: 30,84 MB
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The A–Z of Visual Ideas explains the key ideas, sources of inspiration and visual techniques that have been used throughout design history. Showing where ideas and inspiration come from, the book provides numerous strategies to help unlock the reader’s creativity. Using a dynamic and easy-to-understand A–Z format, the book reveals techniques that can be exploited to deliver ideas with greater impact, each entry offering a different starting point. Looking at everything from, Art to Zeitgeist, Intuition and Instinct to Happy Accidents and Hidden Messages, the book also features a section explaining how to use the idea or technique, providing readers with an infallible ‘tool kit’ of inspiration. Including hundreds of inspirational quotes and packed with great examples of advertising campaigns, posters, book and magazine covers and illustrations, this is an indispensable primer that shows design students and professionals how to solve any creative brief.

Type Matters

Author: Christopher Scott Wyatt
Editor: Parlor Press LLC
ISBN: 1602359784
File Size: 74,53 MB
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Typography Referenced

Author: Jason Tselentis
Editor: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1610582055
File Size: 33,56 MB
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Typography, Referenced is the single most comprehensive volume covering every aspect of typography that any design student, professional designer, or design aficionado needs to know today. In these pages, you'll find: —Thousands of illustrated examples of contemporary usage in design —Historical developments from Greek lapidary letters to the movie Helvetica —Landmark designs turning single letters into typefaces —Definitions of essential type-specific language, terms, ideas, principles, and processes —Ways technology has influenced and advanced type —The future of type on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and beyond In short, Typography, Referenced is the ultimate source of typographic information and inspiration, documenting and chronicling the full scope of essential typographic knowledge and design from the beginnings of moveable type to the present "golden age" of typography.

Just My Type

Author: Simon Garfield
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847652921
File Size: 20,78 MB
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Just My Type is not just a font book, but a book of stories. About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco. About the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, or people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook, or Margaret Calvert, who invented the motorway signs that are used from Watford Gap to Abu Dhabi. About the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers ... and typefaces became something we realised we all have an opinion about. As the Sunday Times review put it, the book is 'a kind of Eats, Shoots and Leaves for letters, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.' This edition is available with both black and silver covers.

Raster Imaging And Digital Typography Ii

Author: Robert A. Morris
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521417648
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The papers presented in this book were given at the RIDT 91 conference in Boston. State of the art techniques in digital typography and raster imaging, including curve-fitting, shape manipulation, font design, and page-description languages are discussed by some of the most highly regarded international figures.

Moholy Nagy And The New Typography

Author: Petra Eisele
Editor: Kettler Verlag
ISBN: 9783862067541
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In 1929, ten years after the Bauhaus was founded, Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau launched the exhibition 'New Typography.' László Moholy-Nagy, who had left Dessau the previous year and had earned a reputation as a designer in Berlin, was invited to exhibit his work together with other artists. He designed a room'entitled 'Wohin geht die typografische Entwicklung'' ('Where is typography headed'')'where he presented 78 wall charts illustrating the development of the 'New Typography' since the turn of the century and extrapolating its possible future. To create these charts, he not only used his own designs, but also included advertising prints by colleagues associated with the Bauhaus.0The functional graphic design, initiated by the 'New Typography' movement in the 1920s, broke with tradition and established a new advertising design based on artistic criteria. It aimed to achieve a modern look with standardized typefaces, industrial DIN norms, and adherence to such ideals as legibility, lucidity, and straightforwardness, in line with the key principles of constructivist art.0For the first time, this comprehensive publication showcases Moholy-Nagy's wall charts which have recently been rediscovered in Berlin's Kunstbibliothek. Renowned authors provide insights into this treasure trove by each contributing to this alphabetized compilation starting with 'A' for 'Asymmetry' and ending with 'Z' for 'Zukunftsvision' ('vision of the future'). By perusing through the pages and allowing a free flow of association, the typographical world of ideas of the 1920s avant-garde is once again brought back to life. Exhibition: Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany (29.08. - 15.09.2019)

Tex Xml And Digital Typography

Author: Apostolos Syropoulos
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540228012
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on TEX, XML, and Digital Typography, held jointly with the 25th Annual Meeting of the TEX User Group, TUG 2004 in Xanthi, Greece in August/September 2004. The 21 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers reflect the state of the art of digital typography using TEX or its offsprings. Besides typesetting issues, the papers deal with topics like multilingual document preparation, XML document processing and generation, complex bibliographic databases, and automatic conversion.

Advances In Ergonomics In Design

Author: Francisco Rebelo
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030797600
File Size: 41,46 MB
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A Typographic Journey

Author: Jack Werner Stauffacher
File Size: 14,72 MB
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Visual Language For The World Wide Web

Author: Paul Honeywill
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841508624
File Size: 27,77 MB
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In this digital age, are there cultural lessons for us in looking to the earliest kinds of communications? The icons used in ancient Mayan and Sumerian language systems are presented here as direct cultural links to the visual presentation of World Wide Web pages on the Internet. The book shows how the development of digital screens has caused visual human communication to come full circle from the earliest representations. The in-depth analysis demonstrates how these visual languages now serve as a rich source for renewed study for the development of meaningful computer icons. Readers are also invited to become involved in ongoing investigations through participating in a WWW site that will synthesise all the research and current data.

The A Z Of Careers And Jobs

Author: Susan Hodgson
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749473630
File Size: 75,99 MB
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From accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers & Jobs offers detailed insights into more than 300 career areas. For those looking for their first job after school or university, or for anyone considering a change of career, the book provides reliable and up-to-date careers advice on a wide range of professions, covering practical issues such as job opportunities in each market, personal skills and qualities, entry qualifications and training, useful contact details and realistic salary expectations. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is also a valuable reference for careers advisors working in schools, colleges and universities who need to keep track of new developments - new roles and routes of entry, professional associations and exams - to offer the very best guidance to today's jobhunters.

The A Z Of Careers And Jobs

Author: Kogan Page Editorial
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749482311
File Size: 63,11 MB
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From accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is your one-stop guide for insightful guidance on more than 300 different career areas in the UK. This book is a quick and informative way to find out about what jobs and careers are out there, from traditional roles to brand new opportunities in the digital world. For those looking for their first job after school or university, or for anyone considering a change of career, this book provides reliable and up-to-date advice on a wide range of professions to help you choose the right path for you. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs covers the practical issues you need to understand, such as the extent of job opportunities in each industry, what personal skills are needed, what experience is required, entry qualifications, training, as well as typical earnings and starting salaries. In an ever more competitive and changing job market, information will help maximize your chances of success. This book is designed to help identify what personal strengths fit to what kinds of work, what skills you should highlight on a CV and what you need to know about each job. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is also a valuable resource for careers advisers working in schools, colleges and universities who need to keep track of new developments - such as new roles and routes of entry, professional associations and exams - to offer the very best guidance to today's job hunters.

Typographic Specimens

Author: Philip B. Meggs
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471284291
File Size: 25,99 MB
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Specimens of 38 of the finest type families in the world are brought together in Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces, making it an invaluable reference tool for graphic designers, editors, art directors, production managers, desktop publishers, and students. Each type family is shown in display and text specimens with complete fonts including italic and bold variations; extended families such as Futura and Univers include additional type weights and widths. Each type family's section opens with a full-page experimental design, created by an outstanding graphic designer to demonstrate its potential. The specimens are accompanied by a concise discussion of each type family's origins, charactertistics, and usage. Typographic specimens provide an opportunity to study typefaces, to select and plan typography, and to increase one's knowledge of letterforms. Drawing and tracing specimens remain excellent ways to understand type and create logos and other typographic designs. Study of specimens aids in the selection of fonts to be purchased for the font library. Typographic specimens introduce unfamiliar typefaces in printed form and aid in the development of connoisseurship. Comparative analysis of similar faces in printed form becomes possible. Over one hundred prominent designers and design educators were sent a ballot listing all major typefaces and were asked to vote for the type families that best fulfilled their personal criteria for typographic excellence. The typefaces contained in this book represent the results of this poll, providing a compendium of excellent typefaces that have stood the test of time. Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces will provide information, inspiration, and a keener knowledge of typography. Akzidenz-Grotesk American Typewriter Baskerville Bembo Bodoni Bookman Caledonia Caslon Centaur Century Schoolbook Cheltenham Clarendon Didot Folio Franklin Gothic Frutiger Futura Galliard Gill Sans Garamond Goudy Old Style Helvetica Janson Kabel News Gothic Optima Palatino Perpetua Plantin Sabon Serifa Stone Sans Stone Serif Stymie Times New Roman Trump Mediaeval Univers Zapf Book

Fluid Web Typography

Author: Jason Cranford Teague
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132104791
File Size: 34,24 MB
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The type that designers use can say as much to their audience as the actual words on the page. But until now, Web designers have had an extremely limited palette of typefaces from which to choose -- essentially, Arial (yawn), Times (yawn), and Georgia (yawwwwwn). Design is about overcoming the limitations of a medium, and Web design is no different. In this book, Jason shows Web designers how to apply the principles of fluid typography, Web-safe fonts, downloaded fonts, and type on images to create robust scalable designs without resorting to type in images or Adobe Flash.

The Fundamentals Of Typography

Author: Gavin Ambrose
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 294041176X
File Size: 33,13 MB
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Introduces the fundamental principles of typographic theory and practice. This title offers an essential guide to the subject of typography and its role within graphic design.