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Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

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New in paperback, The Typography Workbook provides an at-a-glance reference book for designers on all aspects of type.The book is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type - the cornerstone of graphic design - ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Rockport Publishers (first published 2004)
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Kim Greenhalgh
Feb 15, 2014 Kim Greenhalgh rated it really liked it
There is an elegance to letters and words I appreciate. The shape of individual letters and the way they fit together beautifully, when set properly, is noticeably better than slap-dash text thrown down with little care.

This book covers the fundamentals of dealing with type and shows how it is best used in graphic design. It includes detail on the general mechanics of typography, such as the dos and don’ts of typesetting, alignment, kerning, leading, information on optimal line length for legibi
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Anna
Apr 10, 2016 Anna rated it really liked it
A very good overview of typography in everyday situations, as a how-to and as shown by example. Many of the examples are in a style I don't personally like (I'm a traditionalist by nature and modern typography often borders on the chaotic in my opinion) but as a designer seeing what's being done out there is a necessity. This book is more than just a typographic showcase of current thought and work - it presents sound principles that underscore what's presented.
Serge Pierro
Nov 11, 2014 Serge Pierro rated it really liked it
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This is an excellent book for those looking for examples of Typography within the realm of Graphic Design. It provides many interesting examples, as well as an abundance of inspirational ideas. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the Rockport series by Timothy Samara.
Annette
Oct 16, 2012 Annette rated it really liked it
Detailed, great reference - if you can't take a typography course, this is a great book to read if you are interested in typography/layout (and it does include some history) but a good "workbook."
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I thought typography was just about the typesets but this book focuses more on layout. Good examples and explanations presented in a very organized and helpful way.
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I didn't have enough time to look through this dense book as much as I'd like, but I was not too impressed; seemed like a lot of obscure stating of the obvious, then tons of examples.
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“I have little interest in illustration, which lacks a kind of transcendental quality. It is too literal. I find typography more straightforward, conceptual, and appealing, with its strict geometric vocabulary. There is a bridge between typographic design and fine art, especially since typography possesses a complex subtlety. The idea, the method, and the honesty in expression are central to a designer who works with type.” 2 likes
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