What is Typography?

What is Typography?

by David Jury


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What is Typography? by David Jury

Following the huge success of the Essential Design Handbooks series, What is Typography? is the ultimate compact guide to the discipline that lies at the epicenter of design and communication. This unparalleled handbook explores the formal structures and acceptable variations of type as fundamental disseminators of information. It also uncovers the various ways in which typographers, as well as linguists, psychologists, philosophers, and information designers, have applied studies in this area.

What is Typography? breaks down the anatomy of typography to explore tools and processes, methods of organizing the mechanics of type, and the various means of arranging and displaying type. It also looks at how different media, and consequent reproduction processes, underpin every aspect of typographic design.

Beyond academic analysis of the subject, What is Typography? celebrates work from the vanguard of typographic design, showcasing an impressive, eclectic portfolio from the world's foremost practitioners. This book is a key resource for student designers as well as professionals in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782880468224
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Series: Essential Design Handbooks Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.93(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

David Jury is Editor of Typographic, and Head of Graphic Design at Colchester Institute in England. He holds Awards of Excellence for his typographic work from the New York Type Club, the International Society of Typographic Designers and ICOGRADA. Previous publications include About Face: Reviving the Rules of Typography and Letterpress, also for RotoVision. David Jury is a fellow of the International Society of Graphic Designers (ISTD).

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