Making Digital Type Look Good

Making Digital Type Look Good

by Bob Gordon (Author)


A comprehensive analysis of digital typography, complete with hundreds of examples of styles and setting values, that aims to be the essential reference for anyone involved with digital output. This guide includes a full synopsis of each weight and style, and a review of the current state of font technology. The advent of digital typography has brought a huge range of customizable features for the typographer, as well as providing obvious benefits to the designer - for example, infinitely variable kerning values. However, such a vast range of features makes comparison of different settings a necessity because what you see on screen is frequently not what you get on paper. In the days of metal typesetting, every typeface designed and issued by a foundry was accompanied by detailed specimen sheets displaying examples of every conceivable permutation of setting: type style, weight, sizes, numerals, and so on. This book meets the needs of contemporary practitioners by providing a host of specimens of the abundant range of settings available through design software.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Edition: 01
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Published: 29 Oct 2001

ISBN 10: 0500283133
ISBN 13: 9780500283134

Author Bio
Bob Gordon is a senior lecturer in graphic design and typography, with over 40 years of industry experience.