- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Archit.Press; 1 edition (April 16 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568984480
- ISBN-13: 978-1568984483
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 1.3 x 21.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Thinking With Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students Paperback – Sep 9 2004
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About the Author
Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Skin, Inside Design Now, and Mixing Messages, among others. She is currently director of the design program at Maryland Institute of Art and Design.
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One aspect of design that I have always been obsessed with is typography. So much work goes into the design of a font. I enjoy paying attention to the little quirks that make fonts different from one another. This book was an absolute blast for me to read for that very reason. With just enough type background for me to appreciate where type came from the book was written with many different examples of why and how certain layouts and uses of type work in specific situations (exactly what I needed to know!). It also teaches the technical side of typography with great use of definitions and diagrams. Technical info is spread throughout the book which is nice because sometimes too much technical info all at once can really turn a reader off. The last pages of the book are a collection of typography do's and do not's. A great piece of reference material. As should be expected the books layout is beautiful.
I recommend this book to anybody who has a desire to learn about typography or to make their designs better through proper use of type. I predict that this book will make most designers better at their jobs in one form or another.
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