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Trade Paperback New The organization of letters on a blank sheet--or screen--is the most basic challenge facing anyone who practices design. What type of font to use? How big? ... How should those letters, words, and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered, shaped, and otherwise manipulated? In this groundbreaking new primer, leading design educator and historian Ellen Lupton provides clear and concise guidance for anyone learning or brushing up on their typographic skills. Thinking with Type is divided into three sections: letter, text, and grid. Each section begins with an easy-to-grasp essay that reviews historical, technological, and theoretical concepts, and is then followed by a set of practical exercises that bring the material covered to life. Sections conclude with examples of work by leading practitioners that demonstrate creative possibilities (along with some classic no-no's to avoid). Read more Show Less

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The organization of letters on a blank sheet—or screen—is the most basic challenge facing anyone who practices design. What type of font to use? How big? How should those letters, words, and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered, shaped, and otherwise manipulated? In this groundbreaking new primer, leading design educator and historian Ellen Lupton provides clear and concise guidance for anyone learning or brushing up on their typographic skills.
Thinking with Type is divided into three sections: letter, text, and grid. Each section begins with an easy-to-grasp essay that reviews historical, technological, and theoretical concepts, and is then followed by a set of practical exercises that bring the material covered to life. Sections conclude with examples of work by leading practitioners that demonstrate creative possibilities (along with some classic no-no's to avoid).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568984483
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Design Briefs Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Skin, Inside Design Now, and Mixing Messages, among others. She is currently director of the design program at Maryland Institute of Art and Design.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    I'm personally not interested in "type" history...but if you are...it's your book!

    I had to get this book for computer class, but I'm NEVER gonna use this book for my personal profit. It's only history of how the letters were created, that's it, I personally don't do anything with that information. No one in my class likes that book. If you're into types, sure, it might be interesting to have, but otherwise, not worth it. Too expensive just for historical facts and nothing practical to learn...from my point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    Must have for any graphic designer.

    I am an up an coming graphic designer. And if your serious about design then this is a must have. Not only do you get some theory on the use of type but you also get a lot of practical examples too. Its breaks down the structure of type, the origins of type, and gives you a lot of examples of the best application for different kinds of type. The difference between an average designer and a great designer is in their type use. This book shows you how to fully utilize and get the most out type.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2010

    Love this book!

    Very informative! For a new designer, it's a great read.

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