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The Ten Commandments of Typograpy/ Type Heresy: Breaking the Ten Commandments of Typography

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A humorous and incisive analysis of the basic tenets of typography and how to turn them on their heads, this book will appeal to the conformist and the non-conformist in everyone -- not just the newcomer to design. One side of this sharp-witted, cleverly designed guide presents the ten main rules, or 'commandments', of type design, addressing such aspects of typographic do ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Merrell Publishers (first published 2006)
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Davide Genco
Sono stato adescato dalla formula double face della copertina, comunicativamente piuttosto convincente, aspettandomi dal contenuto interno lo stesso tono minimal e brillante.
In realtà l'ho trovato piuttosto pedissequo, più scarno che sintetico, mentre l'idea dei dieci comandamenti non è stata del tutto sfruttata come potenzialità sia grafica che espositiva, proponendo delle case history di applicazione delle font piuttosto deboli. Soprattutto nella parte "infernale" mi sarei aspettato delle solu
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Wes Wong
For some reason I thought this was going to be an essay based book, but it turned out to be heavy on the typographic illustrations. The actual content was minimal, and it was one of those "heard it all before" type of books. It was interesting enough for me to keep reading though it, but I was done in 10 min.
Walter
A very nerdy type book that demonstrates the use of type, and the rules as they're meant to be kept and broken.

It's a gifty little package that's light on content, but a pleasant way to be reminded of how type works...
Ellen
This smart little book demonstrates that every rule was made to be broken. And if you are going to break it, doing it in a good font.
Irene
Jul 27, 2007 Irene rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: design nerds, typography groupies, elitest pricks
This little book is really cute. An inspiration piece that's fun to look at, not a source of much actual information.
Heather
A beautifully made book.
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