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Getting it Right with Type: The Do's and Don'ts of Typography [Paperback]

Victoria Squire
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20 Nov 2006
This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms. A clear an accessible guide for beginners and anyone who uses a computer.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (20 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856694747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856694742
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 382,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Victoria Squire is senior lecturer and course leader of the BA Hons Design: Graphic Communication with Typography course at the University of Plymouth.

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Typography is the mechanical arrangement and organization of written words in such a way as to facilitate communication of the content. Read the first page
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best typography book I've read 9 Feb 2009
By Carol
I teach graphic design at HND level and so I read tons of typography books, but this is the only one I set as mandatory reading for the students. It's extremely thorough and wonderfully pedantic. Highly recommended if you care enough to do things properly (which, as a graphic designer, you should!).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By jdl
This book is like an introduction to basic principles on how to use type in your design projects.

Very easy to read with strait forward content and examples.

If you're looking for a starting point to learn typographic design, this book is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good handbook for study 3 Oct 2009
A very thorough introduction to the mechanics of Typography - nicely designed and clearly laid out for both study and as an actual example of its own 'lessons in typography' !
Good useful book for those studying and for people who are fascinated by all things related to designing lettering and fonts.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I found the type hard to read! 17 July 2009
A very interesting read. Academic in its approach. I found it majored more on the Don'ts than the Do's so I was aware of lots of mistakes but not yet sure how to fix them.

Strangely for a book on typography, I found the layout and type size difficult to read. I am "over 40" and even with my reading specs, I was struggling a little.

I'm definitely glad I read it though - made me aware of so much more and it's handy reference to keep by me when redesigning the layouts of my training materials and my own book.
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