From the Back Cover
Fully revised and updated to reflect new techno-logical developments and emerging design trends, Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Third Edition offers detailed coverage of such essential topics as the anatomy of letters and type families, visual communications and design esthetics, and designing for legibility. More than 600 full-color, halftone, and line images clarify typographic fundamentals and convey a keen understanding of designing with type.
Theoretical and structural problem-solving approaches by leading design educators from across the United States reveal underlying concepts about typographic form and message. There are four pictorial timelines showing the evolution of typography and writing within the context of world events-from the origins of writing more than 5,000 years ago to contemporary website and electronic page design.
Important new features in this new edition include:
* 80 full-color pages that address the use of color in typographic design
* New case studies on specific typographic design problems for website, CD-ROM, and environmental graphics
* New example projects assigned by prominent design educators
* An emphasis on innovations in digital type technology
* New typeface specimens that present outstanding digital fonts
* New information on legibility and the Internet
About the Author
Ben Day is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also taught at Boston University and been a Visiting Designer at the University of Connecticut. His many exhibitions include the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the New York Type Directors Club, and the New York Sculpture Centre. The Boston Society of Printers awarded him a teaching fellowship. He has served as a consultant to Bostonia magazine, NASA, and the Fogg Museum, and art directed Handel and Haydn magazine. He has been selected for Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Philip Meggs is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, a contributing editor of Print magazine, and a visiting faculty member at Syracuse University and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He is the author of Type and Image and A History of Graphic Design, co-author of Typographic Specimens, and co-editor of Texts on Type and Revival of the Fittest: Digital Versions of Classic Typefaces. Meggs holds an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art and has been inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.