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David Jury is editor of TypoGraphic, and Head of Graphic Design at Colchester Institute in the UK. He holds awards of excellence for his typographic work from the New York Type Club, the International Society of Typographic Designers, and ICOGRADA. He is author of the RotoVision book Letterpress. He lives and works in Essex, UK.
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In an era when many books about typography principles focus on the ins and outs of specific computer programs, here is a beautiful book for beginners that focuses on principles, theory, and examples. Not as densely written as Bringhurst's classic "Elements" book, this book nonetheless has the advantage of being more quickly scannable, and it features many spreads that present actual book designs at full size or nearly so, giving a very tactile look to the book. Other concepts about leading, word spacing, letterforms, and so on are presented with large visual displays specifically constructed by the author. I would recommend this book for beginning graphic design students or for libraries interested in visual arts literacy.
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