Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

by Timothy Samara
     
 
Typography Workbook is the second in Rockport's popular Workbook series, which provides practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type -- the cornerstone of graphic design -- succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need

Overview

Typography Workbook is the second in Rockport's popular Workbook series, which provides practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type -- the cornerstone of graphic design -- succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily. Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book is accessible yet hardworking by offering the reader ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects. Each project features well-crafted type that has succeeded, and the text teaches you how to choose fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporate text and illustrations; and avoid common mistakes in text usage. It also teaches you rules to live by, and points out hints on when to break them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592530816
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
09/04/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Samara is a graphic designer based in New York City, where he divides his time between teaching, writing, lecturing, and freelance consulting through STIM Visual Communication. His 18-year career in branding and information design has explored projects in print, packaging, environments, user interface design, and animation. He has been a senior art director at Ruder Finn, New York's largest public relations firm, and senior art director at Pettistudio, a small multidisciplinary design firm. Before relocating to Manhattan, he was principal of Physiologic in Syracuse, located in upstate New York. In 1990, he graduated a Trustee Scholar from the Graphic Design program at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Mr. Samara is a faculty member at New York's School of Visual Arts, New York University, Purchase College/SUNY, and The New School, and has published six books on design and typography, all through Rockport Publishers: Making and Breaking the Grid; Typography Workbook; Publication Design Workbook; Type Style Finder; Design Elements; and, most recently, Design Evolution, released in January 2008. Mr. Samara and his partner live in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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