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Written with warmth and clarity, Thinking with Type is an enlightening guide on using typography in
visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen.
This edition includes 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. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone:
designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with
words. The popular companion website to Thinking with Type
has been revised to reflect the new material in this second edition.
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Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include DIY: Design It Yourself, Graphic Design: The New Basics (with Jennifer Cole Phillips), and several 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.
Amazing idea, a Font, a Projector and a Camera.
Tobias Battenberg set out on the dark streets of Cologne, Germany with an exciting idea. The fantastic images he created...
What's the right typeface for text?
For text that's smooth, clear and readable, the operative word is medium.
Evolution of the QWERTY Keyboard
by John H. Lienhard
By the late 1800's keyboards had settled on the so-called QWERTY system. Q, W, E, R, T, and Y - QWERTY - are still the first six.
by Allan Haley
We take it for granted that typeface families help us organize our type libraries and create documents with consistent type styles, but, in fact, the concept of type families...