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There is an elegance to letters and words I appreciate. The shape of individual letters and the way they fit together beautifully, when set properly, is noticeably better than slap-dash text thrown down with little care.This book covers the fundamentals of dealing with type and shows how it is best used in graphic design. It includes detail on the general mechanics of typography, such as the dos and don’ts of typesetting, alignment, kerning, leading, information on optimal line length for legibi...
A very good overview of typography in everyday situations, as a how-to and as shown by example. Many of the examples are in a style I don't personally like (I'm a traditionalist by nature and modern typography often borders on the chaotic in my opinion) but as a designer seeing what's being done out there is a necessity. This book is more than just a typographic showcase of current thought and work - it presents sound principles that underscore what's presented.
This is an excellent book for those looking for examples of Typography within the realm of Graphic Design. It provides many interesting examples, as well as an abundance of inspirational ideas. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the Rockport series by Timothy Samara.
AWESOME, really helps you understand type in many diff aspects
Holy smokes. There is just no way to take in more than a few pages at a time.
Detailed, great reference - if you can't take a typography course, this is a great book to read if you are interested in typography/layout (and it does include some history) but a good "workbook."
Timothy Samara is a genius. Great typography book for anyone in the field of graphic design.
I thought typography was just about the typesets but this book focuses more on layout. Good examples and explanations presented in a very organized and helpful way.
I didn't have enough time to look through this dense book as much as I'd like, but I was not too impressed; seemed like a lot of obscure stating of the obvious, then tons of examples.
The first half of the book is somehow educative, while he presents some principles and ways to use type. Then comes the second half with the case studies and a flood of post-modern bs, very few relevant examples and the opinions about the works are written like if they were descriptions elaborated by the Google Translate.Would recommend to a seasoned designer who wants to challenge his Typography principles though.