- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (September 22, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 013099071X
- ISBN-13: 978-0130990716
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,134,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Type Primer 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
A practical introduction to typography, this book analyzes the basic principles and applications of type. From measuring type and classifying typefaces to organizing text on a page and understanding grid systems, the author covers everything that the beginning student of graphic design needs to know. In addition, he includes a brief history of typography, numerous examples to illustrate the points raised, and a series of useful exercises to help readers put basic principles into practice.
Engagingly written, this book is an invaluable resource for the beginning graphic designer and a useful refresher far the more experienced one.
About the Author
John Kane teaches typography and graphic design at Northeastern University and at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He has been a practicing graphic designer and teacher for the last twenty-five years.
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Lots of information on structure as well and what goes into the typefaces and such.
To anyone who is starting out in graphic design, I highly recommend this book.