Timothy Samara



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Making and Breaking the Gri...

3.86 avg rating — 3,766 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Design Elements: A Graphic ...

4.01 avg rating — 556 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Typography Workbook: A Real...

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Publication Design Workbook...

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Drawing for Graphic Design:...

4.37 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Designer's Graphic Stew...

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Graphic Designer's Essentia...

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Type Style Finder: The Busy...

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Letterforms: Typeface Desig...

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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.”
Timothy Samara, Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

“Some time around 1932, Adolf Loos, the noted Viennese architect, said, “There is a great difference between an urn and a chamber pot, and in this difference there is leeway for culture.”
Timothy Samara, Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual

“Simplicity, clarity, complexity, and ambiguity are not mutually exclusive states in language; the sensitive typographer is one who can manifest these states in the right mix by controlling the elements at his or her disposal.”
Timothy Samara



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