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Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design Paperback – November 1, 2006
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But, Timothy Samara's Typography Workbook comes close, and, in some ways, is equally useful. (The two books complement each other quite well).
Samara manages to combine the technical with the inspirational. His tutorials on typeface design and layout are compellingly written and informative, but where the Typography Workbook realkly shines is the glorious color reproductions of type in use. Nothing communicates like color illustrations, and the Typographic Workbook contains hundreds of samples.
The Typography Workbook is an ideal choice for student or faculty alike. Text has been concisely edited, permitting large visuals to illustrate the points being made, as well as alternative approaches. Use it as an introductory text, a practical guide next to your computer, or for inspiration when needed.
You'll learn how to dynamically break up space on your page. How to place your headings and paragraphs. If you want to start making informed design decisions, rather than just plonking something down till it "looks right", then get this book. As a designer, it's our job to communicate an emotion, thought or idea when our audience looks at our work.Read more ›
The definition of a "workbook" (freedictionary.com):
1. A booklet containing problems and exercises that a student may work directly on the pages.
2. A manual containing operating instructions, as for an appliance or machine.
3. A book in which a record is kept of work proposed or accomplished.
This was my assumption. This is not a workbook, nor is it a guide about how to accomplish anything. The book is a comprehensive and concise reference book inappropriate as a class text. I will say it is very interesting; and the examples are wonderful and entertaining for those who are interested in typography but not instructors.
...an unfortunate title for this book was chosen.
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This is a fun book, I learned so much from it! I was provided this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review, but I bought one for a friend it was so good!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really cool textbook. It's a lot more interesting than I thought it'd be.Published 12 months ago by Alyssa
I enjoyed this book. Very useful for teaching introductory students.Published 15 months ago by Rick W.