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What Is Typography? (Essential Design Handbooks) Hardcover – 1 Jun 2006


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: RotoVision (1 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2880468221
  • ISBN-13: 978-2880468224
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 2.2 x 22.7 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,554,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Issues:
Language, both written adn spoken, is our primary means of communication. This function is, by and large, taken for granted, yet there are many factors that affect its success. 'What is Typography?' explores the formal structures and acceptable variations for type to ensure that it enables maximum access to information. It also uncovers the various ways in which typographers and, for example, linguists, psychologists, philosophers, and information designers have studies this area, and applied the results.

Anatomy:
'What is Typography' breaks down the elements of this discipline to look at individual tools and processes, methods of organizing information, the mechanics of type, and the various means of arranging and displaying type. Finally, it looks at how the chosen media, and consequent process of reproduction, underpins every aspect of design.

Portfolios:
A typographer can work alone or as part of a large company; a typographer may also write, edit, proofread, publish, and be an entrepreneur. This book concludes with analyses of an eclectic group of typographers whose work displays the breadth, richness, and high standards of typographic design.

About the Author

David Jury is Editor of Typographic, and Head of Graphic Design at Colchester Institute in England. He holds Awards of Excellence for his typographic work from the New York Type Club, the International Society of Typographic Designers and ICOGRADA. Previous publications include About Face: Reviving the Rules of Typography and Letterpress, also for RotoVision. David Jury is a fellow of the International Society of Graphic Designers (ISTD).


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