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A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and..
Typography is seen all throughout our life but it is something that many don't know about. This is because typography is a craft that is subtle. It effects us on a subconscious level until it is noticed. Understanding of basic typographic principles helps authors, writers, journalist, lawyers and other creators of written media to deliver their message..
Typography is your design’s voice and the most powerful tool you have to communicate with your readers. Learn how to wield type with care and wit: how to evaluate typefaces, consider technical constraints, create flexible typographic systems, and put together your own collection of favorite faces.
Jason Santa Maria wants you to see type..
for flowable eBooks
by Chris Jennings
Designers who work within publishing companies are often frustrated with the results when their beautifully crafted print books are converted to eBooks. Particularly if they are flowable eBooks, that can have their viewing modes and fonts changed by the user.
Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type is a practical, hands-on resource that distills and organizes the many complex issues surrounding the effective use of typography. An essential reference for designers since 2009, Typography Essentials is now completely refreshed with updated..
For the past fifty-seven years, the Type Directors Club (TDC) has encouraged the graphic arts community to achieve excellence in typography through its annual competitions. Typography 32 is the latest Annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in this field from 2010. Selected from more than 1,500 international submissions..
A showcase of the year's best typographic work in print and on screen in advertising, communications, education, marketing, and publishing.
The only annual publication devoted exclusively to the art of type, Typography 35 presents the finest work in the field for 2013. Selected from approximately 2,300 international submissions to the annual..
An attempt has been made in this book to trace briefly the story of the book from the earliest attempts made by mankind to convey a message by marks on some substance down to the invention of movable types. The development of writing is rapidly traced from the earliest known pictures and sign marks to the present day. The discussion covers the subjects..
Eric Gill's opinionated manifesto on typography argues that 'a good piece of lettering is as beautiful a thing to see as any sculpture or painted picture'. This essay explores the place of typography in culture and is also a moral treatise celebrating the role of craftsmanship in an industrial age. Gill, a sculptor, engraver, printmaker and creator..
Get creative, express yourself, and add that personal touch with hand lettering! With illustrated step-by-step instructions, The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering shows the complete beginner how to master the art of hand lettering, the composition/design of phrases on the page, and flourishes to embellish the design. It also includes..
An Essay on Typography was first published in 1931, instantly recognized as a classic. It represents Gill at his best: opinionated, fustian, and consistently humane. It is his only major work on typography and remains indispensable for anyone interested in the art of letter forms and the presentation of graphic information.
The classic Designing with Type has been completely redesigned, with an updated format and full color throughout. New information and new images make this perennial best-seller an even more valuable tool for anyone interested in learning about typography. The fifth edition has been integrated with a convenient website, www.designingwithtype.com,..
In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own.
Calligraphy remains perennially..
In the preface to the first edition of "The Art and Practice of Typography," the author stated that he did not "anticipate again having the pleasure of producing a book as elaborate as this one," but the favor with which the volume was received made another edition advisable, and in consequence he has had the additional pleasure of enlarging..
Typography is the most ubiquitous of the graphic arts, with all of us now having access to innumerable fonts and the typographic tools that can, in the right hands, lift any text from the mundane to the beautiful.
Opening with an overview of the history of the art, Typography Pocket Essentials introduces the key principles and techniques..
The latest in this successful series, this book features around 150 of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture – from the pyramids and Parthenon to some of the most significant works by recent architects.
The buildings are organized by type – from places of worship and public buildings to houses – and are..
An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker's unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.
Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram,..
The Anatomy of Type is the ultimate stylistic guide to the intricacies and design of 100 indispensable typefaces. A delightful, colorful, and visual reference guide created by Stephen Coles and Tony Seddon—two acknowledged pros in the font design world—The Anatomy of Type was developed with typographers, graphic designers, and font geeks in mind,..
A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getting kids to think with their eyes.
The Black Experience in Design spotlights teaching practices, research, stories, and conversations from a Black/African diasporic lens.
Excluded from traditional design history and educational canons that heavily favor European modernist influences, the work and experiences of Black designers have been systematically overlooked..
Whether they are working in print, interactive, environmental, or web-based design, designers will learn how to apply color theory to their work in order to communicate and entertain. Graphic design professors John Drew and Sarah Meyer explain all of the technical issues that are relevant to communicating with color in 2-D and 3-D environments and in..