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Inside Paragraphs: typographic fundamentals

4.37 of 5 stars 4.37  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  5 reviews
An manual for typographers seasoned and green alike. This book goes in depth on setting tracts of text for long reading, with a strong emphasis on print.
Paperback, 102 pages
Published July 2012 by The Font Bureau, inc. (first published 2012)
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Antti Salovaara
Highsmith's Inside Paragraphs deservers four stars out of five, if reviewed as a very short, easy-to-read introduction to typesetting. Highsmith doesn't really delve deep into the subject, and even if the book's written for a complete beginner, it feels that Highsmith uses a bit too much of the limited space to superficially explain things that would be obvious to pretty much anyone.

Then again, the short length and narrow scope of the book will ensure that many people who would not normally pic
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Rachel
This book helped me understand typographic elements with fantastic illustrations and text. I plan to use this with students in the future.
Ronan Mcdonnell
Brilliant - a timely reminder of typographic principles I had forgotten, and those I use daily but find too natural to be remarkable on. A good companion piece to Stop Stealing Sheep.
Alex
Interesting introduction to typesetting, with an eye toward how the eye follows text and negative space on the page. It's a good introduction for the layperson.
Jennifer
This was a great introductory book to typesetting, with nice illustrations and a clear humorous writing style that was easy to read. Great for a type rookie like me.
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