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Shaping Text: Type, Typography and the Reader

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Shaping Text takes a practical and broad approach to typography. It is aimed at design students and graphic designers, and also at those who are concerned with content: writers, editors, and publishers. Showing a wide range of examples from first-rate designers across the world, the book examines why and how typographic designs work well in a given context. Particular atte ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 15th 2012 by BIS Publishers (first published March 15th 2011)
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Chris
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: type-and-design
I liked it a lot! The title may be a little misleading, as it isn't just about setting long copy w text faces. Middendorp also talks about display setting, especially with OpenType faces that enable typesetting that's comes close to very good hand lettering.
Tessa
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-and-design
Great book with lots of examples, covering everything you can think of in typography and explaining quite a lot about graphic design in general.
Nancy Wu
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended. Comprehensive, current, while easy to read.
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