- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition (November 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047064821X
- ISBN-13: 978-0470648216
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #609,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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". . . Typography has undergone continuous change. This book provides a concise and comprehensive overview of the fundamental information for effective typographic-design practice." (neopoprealismjournal.wetpaint.com, March 2012)
‘A two column-layout provides space to cram in a huge amount of content-a comprehensive guide to type on the web.’ (.net, July 2012)
About the Author
Rob Carter is Professor of Typography and Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has served as a visiting professor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He has received numerous awards for his work from organizations such as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York Type Directors Club, New York Art Directors Club, Society of Typographic Arts, Creativity, Print regional annual, and I.D. magazine's Annual Design Review. He is the author of American Typography Today, Typographic Design: The Great Typefaces, the five-volume Working with Type series, and Digital Color and Type. He is also coauthor, with Sandra Wheeler, of Meggs: Making Graphic Design History.
The late Ben Day was Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also taught at Boston University and had been a Visiting Designer at the University of Connecticut. His many exhibitions included 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 served as a consultant to Bostonia magazine, NASA, and the Fogg Museum, and art directed Handel and Haydn magazine. He was selected for Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
The late Philip Meggs was a designer, educator, and author. He was School of the Arts Research Professor, Communication Arts and Design Department, at Virginia Commonwealth University; visiting faculty at Syracuse University and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland; and contributing editor to Print magazine. He authored more than a dozen books and 150 articles and papers on design and typography, including a section on graphic design in Encyclopedia Britannica. He was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame and received its Educator's Award for lifetime achievement and significantly shaping the future of the fields of graphic design education and writing. He was posthumously awarded the AIGA Medal for design leadership.
Top Customer Reviews
What I had hoped for in this newest update was more coverage on the newest material brought about since the digital era began. I would have hoped for a much more complete description of opentype features and possibilities and more than just a cursory mentioning of web type (Webtype has become the biggest discussion maker at type conferences since opentype. I realize that book production is a slow process and some of the later material might have been missed due to production deadlines. There is still a sizable hunk that was known and available early enough to have been included in this edition, particularly OpenType.
Digital--mostly vector based type, has caused a huge burst of type design production and the birth of numerous small foundries around the world. There is more variety and competition out there now than at any time in history. This newest 5th edition barely gives it a nod even though it has been going on since the 1990s or before. Rob Carter, et al, still presents the traditional ways of looking at and categorizing type, which is fine, but does not add much to describe happenings in recent activity-filled decades.
I was hoping for more print space on this millennium's version of "The New Typography" given that the Tschichold variety is hardly Neue any more.
Don't get me wrong, this is a worthwhile book for educators to select for their courses. It just needs a bit of a prodding to include more current material
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