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Organized by type category -- Serif, San Serif, Display, and Script -- and covering all styles throughout history. Features profiles and interviews with leading designers and type foundries, as well as inspirational examples of graphic designs using specific typefaces.
Demystifies 48 major typefaces, describing their history, stylistic traits, and common application. Organized by serif, sans-serif, script, display, and digital typefaces, this book will be a vital guide for designers, teachers, or students looking to gain a foundational understanding of the art, practice, and history of typography.
Explores the varied uses of type in visual communication, designing effective layouts, using grids, developing original type styles, and type in a digital environment including designing type for mobile devices. "Designer at Work" boxes provide insight into professional designers' work and processes.
Provides a brief outline of the evolution of type, an introduction to the language and terminology of type, rules and conventions of professional practice, and key decisions on type selection and page layout.
Explores the Bauhaus legacy in graphic and typographic design through artifacts of its own making―its books, magazines, course materials, product catalogs, stationery, promotional fliers and other ephemera.
AIGA is for design professionals in communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, branding and identity. They offer resources on careers, design jobs, professional development and more. There is even an AIGA Chicago Chapter.
A review of typefaces and type books, with commentary on fonts and typographic design. Type specimen catalogs are time capsules of typographic history. Explore a directory of type catalogs available online here as well.