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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500515026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500515020
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #881,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Steven Heller is the co–chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He is the author of many books, including Comics Sketchbooks, Scripts, and New Modernist Type.

Gail Anderson is creative director of design at SpotCo, New York, and a former senior art director of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Steven Heller, author and editor of over 130 books on graphic design, satiric art and popular culture, is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is also co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism, MFA in Interaction Design, MFA Social Documentary Film and MPS Branding programs. Although he does not hold an undergraduate or graduate degree he has devoted much of his career to fostering design education venues, opportunities and environments.

On the editorial side, for over 40 years he has been an art director for various underground and mainstream periodicals. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times (28 of them as senior art director New York Times Book Review). He currently writes the "Visuals" column for the Book Review and "Graphic Content" for the T-Style/The Moment blog (http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/author/steven-heller/). He is editor of AIGA VOICE: Online Journal of Design, a contributing editor to Print, EYE, and Baseline, and a frequent contributor to Metropolis and ID magazines. He contributes regularly to Design Observer and writes the DAILY HELLER blog for Print Magazine (http://blog.printmag.com/dailyheller/). His 135 books include "Design Literacy, " "Paul Rand," "Graphic Style" (with Seymour Chwast), "Stylepedia" (with Louise Fili), "The Design Entrepreneur" and "Design School Confidential" (both with Lita Talarico), "Iron Fists: Branding the Twentieth Century Totalitarian State", and the most recent, "Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig."

He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. His website is www.hellerbooks.com and his blog, The Daily Heller sponsored by Print magazine is http://imprint.printmag.com/daily-heller/

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By GoodAnime on January 12, 2014
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I love this book so much! There is so much to learn from typography and this book expresses the hundreds of ways you can express a word. I definitely recommend this book to anyone.
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books is sectioned into different categories and is quite useful as a guide to type. This book will be in my library and won't be given away anytime soon.
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