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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Nearly everything you read is mediated through type. Type sets the tone. Type determines readability. Type profoundly impacts the success of all your documents. But typography is a subculture with rules that can be indecipherable to everyone else. Legendary font designer Frederic Goudy once observed that “anyone who would letterspace lowercase would steal sheep.” If you don’t want to offend the late Mr. G., and you do want to maximize the power of your communications, read Stop Stealing Sheep, Second Edition.
This 1993 bestseller has been completely revamped to reflect both the web revolution and an explosion in new typefaces. But the book’s soul hasn’t changed: it still gives you an appreciation for the beauty of well-crafted, well-used type and shows you how effective typography can make your message far more compelling.
Sick of Times New Roman? You’ll learn how to choose just the right typeface for any occasion, then use white space and careful layout to make the most of it. Oh, and you’ll just appreciate looking at this book (no surprise: author Erik Spiekermann is one of the world’s top graphic designers and creator of several of this generation’s most successful new fonts). (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.