Type Rules!: The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography

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John Wiley & Sons, 9 mar. 2009 - 244 páginas
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"I've purchased and read just about every book on typography written over the last twenty-five years. Ilene Strizver's Type Rules! is one of the best. It's a book that will prove its value time and again."
—Allan Haley, Director of Words and Letters, International Typeface Corporation

"Type Rules! is a 'must-have' book for students and professionals alike. I highly recommend it."
—Prof. Ed Benguiat, World-renowned type designer and educator, School of Visual Arts, NYC

Type Rules!, Second Edition is an up-to-date, thorough introduction to the principles and practices of typography. From the fundamentals to cutting-edge applications, this Second Edition has everything today's serious designer needs. Dozens of exercises reinforce authoritative coverage on such topics as how to select the appropriate type for the job, how to set type like a pro, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to design a typeface, as well as how to fully harness the power of major design packages like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.

This new Second Edition also includes three new features:

  • Tech Tips—Instructional sidebars that succinctly explain how to achieve the covered typographic principles and techniques
  • Type Tips—Expert tips and helpful hints that offer insightful details on covered topics
  • Educational Supplements—Exercises and assignments that reinforce material and show how to apply techniques in the real world
 

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Índice

The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition PREFACE
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition INTRODUCTION
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF TYPE
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 2 FROM METAL TO MAC Understanding Font Technology
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 3 WHAT MAKES A TYPEFACE LOOK THE WAY IT DOES?
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 4 SELECTING THE RIGHT TYPE FOR THE JOB
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 5 BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR EMPHASIS
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 8 ADVANCED FINETUNING AND TWEAKING
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 9 TYPOGRAPHIC TYPOS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 10 SIGNS SYMBOLS AND DINGBATS
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 11 DESIGNING YOUR OWN TYPEFACE
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition GLOSSARY
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition BIBLIOGRAPHY
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition PICTURE CREDITS
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition DIGITAL FONT FOUNDRIES
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 6 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR EMPHASIS
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The Designers Guide to Professional Typography Second Edition Chapter 7 BASIC FINETUNING AND TWEAKING
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Sobre el autor (2009)

ILENE STRIZVER is the founder of The Type Studio in Westport, Connecticut. She writes and teaches extensively on typography. During her career, she's been creative and production director of Upper & lowercase (U&lc) and director of typeface development at International Typeface Corporation (ITC) in New York City, where she developed more than 300 text and display typefaces with such respected type designers as Summer Stone, Erik Spiekermann, Jill Bell, Jim Parkinson, and the late Phill Grimshaw.

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