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Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  7 reviews

Good Design, Down to the Letter

Packages on store shelves, posters on building walls, pages of a website—all contain information that needs to be communicated. And at the heart of that communication is type: visually interesting, interactive, expressive and captivating. Each letter must come alive; therefore, each letter must be carefully crafted or chosen. A solid foun

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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by HOW Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Heather Hay
I used this as a textbook for a class on building a magazine. The descriptions and diagrams were immensely helpful. The examples of artists working the craft at the end of each chapter were inspiring.
Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman
read for a class. dry read but informative.
Shaery
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this for my class, and I loved it. Bosler really did a good job of explaining everything about typography. It was easy to understand and I love the examples and pictures used for each section. My favorite part of the book would be the interviews with the different designers. Definitely give this book a go if you're a design student.
Becky
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really great book about the history of typography, as well as parts of letterforms, typefaces, and learning key typeface families and fonts. i highly recommend this book for all designers in the field!
Judy
Pretty good for a class textbook.
Dennis Stimson
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent direction and inspiration concerning this art. It's always evolving and delightful!
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I've been handling dashes and line spacing wrong my entire... oops.
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Denise Bosler is a graphic designer, illustrator, and professor of communication design at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She earned a B.F.A. from Kutztown University and an M.F.A. from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is the author of Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design (HOW books 2012). Denise has focused her design work on print col ...more
“It’s putting the aesthetic of a design before the function of a design. Those two things need to be in balance. Something can look beautiful and read beautifully but those two things need to be in balance. If a design is in the way of the actual communication, it’s ten times worse.” 0 likes
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