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Reading Letters: Designing for Legibility Hardcover – May 15, 2012


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  • Hardcover: 278 pages
  • Publisher: BIS Publishers (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9063692714
  • ISBN-13: 978-9063692711
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #989,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sofie Beier is a research assistant professor employed at the School of Design under The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has a PhD from the Royal College of Art in London, on the subject of typeface familiarity and its relation to legibility. Her current academic research project concerns the review of existing knowledge on typeface legibility put forward by both design and scientific communities.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Llamas on October 19, 2013
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I like how the autor approaches the subject from different and specific situations and all supported by scientific research. So the idea of legibility as a universal concept is debunked and not based on assumptions. Highly recommended to type and graphic designers.
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