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Typographic Design: Form and Communication

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For more than two decades, the type book of choice for design professionals and students
Typographic design has been a field in constant motion since Gutenberg first invented movable type. Staying abreast of recent developments in the field is imperative for both design professionals and students. Thoroughly updated to maintain its relevancy in today's digital world, Typog...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 1993)
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Jul 26, 2009 Marcia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: web designers
Recommended to Marcia by: MIT
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I was intrigued by the film "Helvetica" and decided to try one of MIT's free online courses "Fundamentals of Computational Media Design." This is the textbook. It's fascinating.
A classic to be read and re-read. If you like this and are interested in the larger scope of graphic design, look for Megg's History of Graphic Design - the granddaddy textbook of graphic design.
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A much more in-depth look at typography. Currently reading, so I will have a better idea of how I like it when I finish it.
I'm finding this to be really fascinating. It goes into depth no other typography 'manual' I've read has.
This is a great book to keep on hand for reference and inspiration.
This book changed my life.
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