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Hyperactivitypography from A to Z [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Studio 3
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Book Description

10 Nov 2010
Who knew that a publication that looks like an attractively designed children's book could take such a revealing look at the demanding topic of typography. The colorful pages of Hyperactivitypography from A to Z present a simple and fun, yet amazingly clever how-to that celebrates typography in all its complexity. The book introduces common typography terms and trivia through charming illustrations, personal explanations, fun-filled activities and practical exercises. Hyperactivitypography from A to Z is an accessible workbook for beginners to learn the ropes of typography while having fun but also for typography experts to test their skills and take away new insights into the ramifications of typography and how it helps to convey information.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gestalten (10 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3899553276
  • ISBN-13: 978-3899553277
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 16.7 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 513,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stuck for a Christmas present for that fun-loving but hard-to-buy-for typophile? A charming new book from Gestalten might be the answer... --Creative Review

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Studio 3 is an in-school design agency at the Graphic Design Department of Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 Mar 2013
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This book is more for older children who have already explored basic typography, although it appeals to HE students (and lecturers!) too. Playful, cute and quirky without being patronising.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart and Fun! 6 July 2012
By Kat
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I ordered this to get an even better understanding of typography and was actually surprised at how difficult some of the activities are! It's a book for all levels - students, professionals, or even those, that have never even considered typography. The book is almost too beautiful to write in, so I make photocopies if I actually want to write in/on it... I can highly recommend it to anyone who needs to brush up on their type lingo or kerning, or just wants to have a bit of fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creative approach to typography 30 Jan 2011
By Irit Caspi - Published on Amazon.com
This book offers a fresh approach to typography, using various games and exercises to inform readers about many typographical terms, such as serifs, spacing, and more. The simple illustrations have a retro feel, and the book is very cleverly designed as a whole. One can really tell that the authors are extremely passionate about the topic. After all, why write about typography when you can play around with it?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great content, horrible printing! 24 Jan 2013
By Jennifer Watson - Published on Amazon.com
This is definitely a book for designers! The quizzes and games may be too hard for non-designers, it is definitely not a children's book. The illustrations are excellent, as is the content! HOWEVER, the printing is HORRIBLE. I sincerely would recommend NOT buying this book designers, you will be very disappointed. The games where you are supposed to decipher typefaces are impossible because A) the book format is much too small for the point size on most things and B) all of the text is fuzzy and splotchy at smaller sizes. I am surprised at how bad the printing is, I also bought A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days buy the same authors and publisher, and the print quality of that text is excellent. WHAT WENT WRONG?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fontastic Fun!!! 28 Oct 2011
By Julie - Published on Amazon.com
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First off, I admit it, I love fonts. I especially love it when one uses fonts in such a way that it tells more than the words itself. "Hyperactivitypography from A to Z" introduces the concepts behind typography using games and other fun means. Typography is art, and having a basic understanding of it makes it possible to understand why you might be struck by words you see. After reading through this book, I gave it to my 9-year son who fount it to be a great source of entertainment and found he had learned some new things that made seeing words in a whole new light.

I think this book would be especially interesting to anyone of any age that has even a mild fascination with words and what they look like. With the easy availability of a plethora of fonts in word processing applications, page layout applications, etc., it's so easy to create documents cluttered with visual overload. This book will give you a much better understanding of typography which in turn will definitely help you evaluate typographic choices. I've already given this book to several friends as gifts much to their delight!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect gift for designers and typo-lovers 15 Jan 2011
By Raul - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is simply amazing, very nice and lovely characters teaching you all about typography with funny and very geek kid games.

A must have :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hyperwelldone typo book 30 April 2011
By victorarchie - Published on Amazon.com
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a very good book about typography and all the glossary and knowledge you need to now about typography. the design style is excellent.
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