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Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students [Paperback]

Ellen Lupton
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July 21 2010 Design Briefs
Our all time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen.

This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples showhow to be inventive within systems of typographic form-what the rules are and how to break them.

Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular online companion to Thinking with Type (www.thinkingwithtype.com) has been revised to reflect the new material in the second edition.

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Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Indie Publishing, DIY: Design It Yourself, Graphic Design: The New Basics (with Jennifer Cole Phillips), Design Your Life (with Julia Lupton), and many others. She is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Informative Book Jan. 22 2012
By MK
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This is a great reference for anybody studying typography! There are many photos and examples to view as well as helpful information to study from. I am in a graphic design program and think this is a book you should definitely buy instead of renting if your in an academic program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting! Feb. 11 2014
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I really love that book, it's really interesting. As a student in graphic design I find it important to know more about typography. This book is a good add to my classes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Dec 9 2013
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If you're looking for ideas on font or type-set graphics, etc., this is the book! I use it all the time.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. Oct. 18 2010
By Alexis
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Product was shipped faster than I expected! I was very impressed!! I need this for a university course and was very pleased to recieve the book the day after I ordered it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great additions! Oct. 24 2010
By Bhirsb - Published on Amazon.com
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I've used "Thinking with Type" for the last year and a half in the typography classes that I teach. I thought the first edition was a useful tool. Then one of my students ordered this one, and let me look at it...and I was amazed at all of the new information (like a separate page each for numbers, punctuation, and ornaments) and examples that had been added. I ordered it for myself as soon as possible, and will be recommending the second edition to all of my students from now on.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great handbook Nov. 2 2010
By kenk - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent resource for anyone who is serious about graphic layout. It is not a type book; it does not review fonts individually. Rather, it considers type as a visual element. Accessibly written, someone new to the field could use it, as well as experienced graphic artists and those for whom the page is important. A good investment for the artist on a budget, too.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for anyone graphically inclined Nov. 30 2010
By A. Irvine - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was suggested to me on Amazon because of other books I ordered on graphically displaying data, and I'm so happy it was! This book has easy-read essays about letters, text, and grids, all followed by some specific do's and don't's, and ideas/exercises to consider, all without being too preachy and laying the groundwork for you to make your own decisions about how to display text. I'm an urban planning & design student and I loved this book- I think anyone who will ever create anything from a report to a poster to a presentation should read it.
40 of 53 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Gave me a headache to read Aug. 4 2012
By K. Feucht - Published on Amazon.com
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This book had an initial very strong appeal to me, that quickly wore off. While the title of the book seems to suggest that the principle topic of the book is typography, it is not. Rather, it is a manual of modern design ideas. Ellen suggests that her goal is not to encourage readability, but to encourage the reader not to read. I quote "Although many books define the purpose of typography as enhancing the readability of the written word, one of design's most humane functions is, in actuality, to help readers avoid reading." This thinking is quite consistent with the decontructionist philosophical school that she tends to often quote, especially with Jacques Derrida. That is fine and dandy, except that the fact that Ellen is writing something suggests that she hopes that somebody will read what she writes. She is correct about one thing, that this book was not easy of the eyes to read. Her efforts to be different or unconventional made it very tense to get through her book. The book is laden with illustrations and the first impression of the plethora of examples of design that she provides is that they are cute. Subsequent impressions of her examples are less complementary, in that they are a tremendous strain on the reader (user, if you wish) to interpret the message being conveyed. Unfortunately, as she has received many favorable comments on Amazon.com, there will be many budding young graphic designers out there trying to establish their position in the world of graphic design, and are spurred by this book to be bizarre rather than effective in communicating an idea. If one has no ideas or thoughts to communicate, then this book is excellent for you. Allow your imagination to run wild, defy any convention, and never think about whether your message (if you have one) has been sent to the "other user", i.e., the reader. I can only presume that most "readers" of this book actually never read the book, but only looked at the "pretty" pictures. Her design style has much tension to it. It is crowded, busy, disorganized. The important readable type, such as the announcement of an event, is not immediately obvious, or written quite small and at an obtuse angle, making it a challenge to identify a purpose for the illustration. Deviations from convention rarely are effective at conveying or symbolizing anything, such as when she decides to arbitrarily and occasionally defy the text box of the main text. Perhaps the only value of this book is to suggest that deviations from convention might occasionally improve the efficacy of communication of a message, and for that it received two stars.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy Kindle version May 19 2014
By amin - Published on Amazon.com
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I have bought countless ebook on Amazon, and this is the worst "ebook" ever.
They simply scanned the book, not converting them to ebook format for reading on Kindle or mobile revide.
Worse, I can not download it for reading on my Kindle PC (not compatible).
I gave up reading and will order a paperback version.
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