Type and Typography (Portfolio Series)

Type and Typography (Portfolio Series)

by Phil Baines (Author)


Providing an essential grounding for readers of all levels, from students to professionals, this carefully structured text takes the reader through every aspect of typography, from the history of language and writing systems to the invention of movable type and the evolution of the digital systems of today. It provides an overview of the bewildering variety of typefaces available and is a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design in all media. In this revised edition, Chapter 3 ('Form') has been considerably extended with illustrations of 'part-alphabets' for 60 typefaces and detailed explanations of their visual features. There are also updated sections in Chapters 4 and 6 ('Manufacture & Design' and 'Conventions') and in Chapter 5 ('Structure') there is new material on the use of grids and design for the Web.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: 2
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Published: 17 Oct 2005

ISBN 10: 1856694372
ISBN 13: 9781856694377

Author Bio
Phil Baines has worked as a freelance designer for twenty years and is noted for his letterpress work. He is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Andrew Haslam has run his own studio since 1987, creating textbooks for children. Having taught at several colleges in the UK, he is now course leader of the MA Communication Desian course at Central