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Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type  is a practical, hands-on resource that distills and organizes the many complex issues surrounding the effective use of typography. An essential reference for designers since 2009, Typography Essentials is now completely refreshed with updated text, new graphics and photos, and a whole new look. 

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Published January 8th 2019 by Rockport Publishers (first published July 1st 2009)
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Myndi
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Based on historical evidence (i.e. all my previous reviews), it might seem odd that I would be interested in a book about typography (or maybe you’ve read enough of my reviews to know that I’m a little weird and eclectic and my interests are relatively widespread?). The truth is, I love fonts (typeface, calligraphy, lettering, etc.) Love. Love. LOVE.

Back in my early blogging days, when there was no WordPress (yeah, that’s right, no WordPress) and Blogger was an upstart (we’re talking 2001 here p
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Alex Devero
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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100 rules and guidelines with short description and rich visual examples to understand the fundamentals of typography. Great for people with any level of design skills. You can either use the book to learn about type or just dust of your knowledge.
Jb
Really enjoyed navigating through the 100 aspects of working worth types. The nice experience come from the very short and simple explanations followed by large and multiple examples from magazine and other sources.
Tugrul Yuksel
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like these sort of books because it gives an overview with examples, they are light-read, and still helps one with learning purposes and histories obscure details like slugs, decks, folios.
Antonia
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The book outlines key concepts in typography illustrated by helpful examples. It was useful to me since I'm trying to learn more about this design field. ...more
Phillip Cole
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oftentimes, the font is seen as just the words, and not as important as what they say or the pictures that are included. However, the proper font can convey just as much, and sometimes more, meaning than pictures. In fact, choosing the font, and its characteristics is an important part of graphic design.

In Typography Essentials, Ina Saltz shares what needs to be taken into consideration font-wise in a design piece. Though the particular font chosen is a big consideration, others include the weig
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Melissa
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Typography Essentials is a fantastic reference for designers and design geeks alike! This could also act as a great reference/instructional tool for someone who may not be a design professional, but wants some tips or tricks for personal projects, such as website design. Each "lesson" is easy to read and is accompanied by examples of that concept. The illustrations are truly gorgeous - bordering on typography porn, really.

Whether you're looking to hone your typography skills or just want to dro
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Teresa Grabs
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Saltz's reference book on typography is filled with applicable information for both graphic designers, indie artists, and indie authors who are seeking to understand how type influences readers. They broke down typography into four distinct sections: the letter, the word, the paragraph, and the page. In each section, Saltz povides rhyme and reason as well as full color examples of each concept. This book will be a valuable resource for many.

Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for the oppor
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Joelene Weeks
Mar 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Typography Essentials contains a wealth of information for both beginners and experienced designers alike!

As an aspiring self-taught designer/developer/product person, I found it to be an invaluable resource. Typography is a crucial part of successful design but can be difficult to master.

Ina Saltz has done a great job of breaking it down in a practical way that is easy to understand and apply.

**Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! All opinions are my own.**
Dale Moore
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great primer on type.
Dita
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Practical guide for learning about typography. Examples are kinda old but some basic principles are still applied in the field of graphic design.
Claire Coupland
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great textbook for designers. Not only is it a great reference book but it gave me so many ideas, I had to buy it to keep on my desk!
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