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Language Culture Type: International Type Design in the Age of Unicode Hardcover – November 11, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Graphis Press (November 11, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932026010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932026016
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 7.2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,359,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Berry usually describes himself as an editor & typographer -- reflecting his care for both the meaning of words and how they are presented. He is Honorary President of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) and the former editor and publisher of 'U&lc' (Upper & lower case). He writes, speaks, and consults extensively on typography, and he has won numerous awards for his book designs. He has written and edited several books, including 'Language culture type: international type design in the age of Unicode' (ATypI/Graphis, 2002), 'Contemporary newspaper design: shaping the news in the digital age' (Mark Batty Publisher, 2004), and 'U&lc: influencing design & typography' (Batty, 2005). He has been a program manager on the Fonts team at Microsoft, where he established improved typographic standards for Windows and other Microsoft products. He lives in Seattle with the writer Eileen Gunn.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SL on July 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The first half of the book contains well-written essays on typography from various typographers from around the world:
Voices, languages and scripts around the globe / Robert Bringhurst
Unicode, from text to type / John Hudson
ITC Cyrillics, 1922- / Maxim Zhukov
How do the Japanese read? / Akira Kobayashi
An approach to non-Latin type design / Fiona Ross
A primer on Greek type design / Gerry Leonidas
Zvi Narkiss and Hebrew type design / Misha Beletsky
Type ramblings from Afrika / Saki Mafundikwa
Arabic type and typography / Thomas Milo
Civil Type and Kis Cyrillic / Vladimir Yefimov
Pickled herring and strawberry ice cream / Adam Twardoch
The other half of the book contains typographic visual examples and work from famous typographers in color and B/W. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in studying typography. Essays are better written than those on "Looking Closer" series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Flunk on November 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is by far the most beautifully designed book I have. The binding is elegance like I have not seen in a long time. Definitely gives off that "wow" factor when you first open the box.
But it's what is inside that counts. It is put together so well, the writing is fantastic and well illustrated. The articles are of great interest and will be as essential to me as Bringhurst's Elements of Typographic Style has been. Highly recommended.
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By greenlamia on November 23, 2012
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Shipping took a while but USA/Italy are not really close so it's ok. Very interesting articles, with lots of images and examples. Great for every type designer not just focused on latin alphabet
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