Trade Paperback New Full-color throughout and be supported by a companion website and instructor ancillaries, 'Typographic Design' has been a consistent knowledge source on the ...ins and outs of working with type. The new 'Fifth Edition' is updated throughout, including many new images and case studies. It also contains new information on visual metaphor, analogy, metonymy, multi-modal typography, and new cultural developments in type. Other new additions include a chapter on typography on the screen, as well as up-to-date information on typographic technology.Read moreShow Less
For more than two decades, the type book of choice for design professionals and students
Typographic design has been a field in constant motion since Gutenberg first invented movable type. Staying abreast of recent developments in the field is imperative for both design professionals and students. Thoroughly updated to maintain its relevancy in today's digital world, Typographic Design, Fifth Edition continues to provide a comprehensive overview of every aspect of designing with type.
This Fifth Edition of the bestselling text in the field offers detailed coverage of such essential topicsas the anatomy of letters and type families, typographic syntax and communication, design aesthetics, and designing for legibility. Supplementing these essential topics are theoretical and structural problem-solving approaches by some of the leading design educators across the United States. Unwrapping the underlying concepts about typographic form and message, Typographic Design, Fifth Edition includes four pictorial timelines that illustrate the evolution of typography and writing within the context of world events—from the origins of writing more than 5,000 years ago to contemporary typographic applications.
Features in this new edition include:
A new chapter that analyzes typography on screen
New case studies featuring typographic design in books, information graphics, web design, and environmental design
New designer profiles that reveal innovative typographic design processes
Material presented in full color throughout with many new images
". . . 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)
Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Meet 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 GreatTypefaces, 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 AmongAmerica'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.