Type Idea Index: The Designer's Ultimate Tool for Choosing and Using Fonts Creatively

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Type Idea Index is a tool - an idea-generating, horizon-expanding, knowledge-broadening power-tool that can be used to boost the creative output of designers, illustrators and anyone else who uses type.

The basic principle behind Type Idea Index is simple: ideas breed ideas. If you are looking for new ways of employing type in your works of art and design (or new twists to apply to your current typographic techniques), check out Type Idea Index. You'll find yourself face-to-face...

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Overview

Type Idea Index is a tool - an idea-generating, horizon-expanding, knowledge-broadening power-tool that can be used to boost the creative output of designers, illustrators and anyone else who uses type.

The basic principle behind Type Idea Index is simple: ideas breed ideas. If you are looking for new ways of employing type in your works of art and design (or new twists to apply to your current typographic techniques), check out Type Idea Index. You'll find yourself face-to-face with 650+ custom-created, idea-sparking examples of typography and type-intensive design. For maximum user-friendliness, these samples are organized according to the theme they express (Energy, Elegance, Order, Rebellion) and the sort of real-world application they relate to (initials, monograms, logos, headlines, paragraphs).

Expand your knowledge of type and brainstorm for ideas every time you design with letters and words.

Type Idea Index is the sixth installment in the best-selling, globally popular Index series by Jim Krause.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581808063
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/22/2006
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Krause has worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980s and has produced award-winning work for clients large and small. He is also the author and designer of the best-selling Index series available from HOW Design Books.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     8
Energy     12
Character studies     14
Initials and monograms     18
Word graphics     24
Logotypes and corporate signatures     28
Headlines and featured text     32
Typographic assemblages     36
Text blocks     42
Type and the page     46
Fonts used in this chapter     50
Focus on: Font Selection     52
Elegance     54
Character studies     56
Initials and monograms     58
Logotypes and corporate signatures     64
Headlines and featured text     72
Typographic assemblages     78
Text blocks     82
Type and the page     86
Fonts used in this chapter     88
Focus on: Letter Spacing Adjustment     90
Order     92
Character studies     94
Initials and monograms     98
Word graphics     104
Logotypes and corporate signatures     108
Headlines and featured text     112
Typographic assemblages     114
Text blocks     120
Type and the page     124
Fonts used in this chapter     126
Focus on: Targeting Audience     128
Rebellion     130
Character studies     132
Initials and monograms     136
Word graphics     140
Logotypes and corporate signatures     144
Headlines and featured text     150
Typographic assemblages     156
Text blocks     160
Type and the page     164
Fonts used in this chapter     168
Focus on: Visual Hierarchy     170
Technology     172
Character studies     174
Initials and monograms     182
Word graphics     186
Logotypes and corporate signatures     190
Headlines and featured text     196
Typographic assemblages     200
Text blocks     204
Type and the page     208
Fonts used in this chapter     210
Focus on: Combining Fonts     212
Organic     216
Character studies     218
Initials and monograms     226
Word graphics     228
Logotypes and corporate signatures     232
Headlines and featured text      238
Typographic assemblages     242
Text blocks     246
Type and the page     252
Fonts used in this chapter     254
Focus on: Core Essentials     256
Specific Eras     258
Character studies     260
Initials and monograms     266
Word graphics     270
Logotypes and corporate signatures     274
Headlines and featured text     280
Typographic assemblages     284
Text blocks     290
Type and the page     294
Fonts used in this chapter     296
Focus on: Collecting Scrap     298
Glossary     300
Index     306
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  • Posted February 16, 2010

    Jim Krause is an amazing author

    The Type Idea Index is another in a series of valuable books for anyone who works with graphics in any media.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    A wonderful resource!

    I've been extremely please with the Jim Krause design books I have purchased. This book is a necessity for designers new and old. Jim gibes great insight n the workings of type, how and where to use them properly. His books are very well designed with great layout and typography (the last point extremely important given the subject).

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