Typography Books

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  1. Type on Screen

    Type on Screen

    Type on Screen is the definitive guide to using classic typographic concepts of form and structure to make dynamic compositions for screen-based applications.

  2. Shadow Type

    Shadow Type

    Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples-advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books-featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design Steven Heller and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.

  3. Lettering Large - The Art and Design of Monumental Typography

    Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography

    Typography has jumped off the printed page to stand on its own as branding, sculpture, and even architecture. Lettering Large examines this phenomenon through a diverse collection of images collected from a vast range of sources around the world.

  4. Yearbook of Type 1

    Yearbook of Type 1

    The Yearbook of Type is an independent compendium presenting a selection of the best fonts designed or released during the last four years.

  5. Fifty Type Faces That Changed The World

    Fifty Type Faces That Changed The World

    Fifty Type Faces That Changed The World showcases the 50 most influential fonts not just on the page of the book, but in use on cellphone screens, billboard posters, perfume packaging, aircraft hulls, buildings and more.

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    Draw Your Own Alphabets

    Draw Your Own Alphabets is a fun, hands-on workbook that teaches how to create funky hand-lettered fonts sure to jump off the page, poster, or screen.

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    LetterScapes

    LetterScapes features thirty-seven typographic installations in public spaces that demand attention with their graphic impact and communicative power.

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    Typoholic: Material Types in Design

    No longer solely relegated to the confines of print, today's typefaces often leap off the page to write their own stories, providing some of the most thrilling and innovative expressions of our alphabet ever created in three glorious dimensions. Typoholic collects a sampling of the most recent trends and developments in type design by designers who utilize such diverse mediums as illustration, craft, fashion, photography and performing arts to manifest their designs - whether for branding, editorial, product, promotional or installation based applications.

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    Design with Type

    Addressing typographic approaches to a variety of printed forms, Design with Type is a classic work in a field of design.

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    Typography 33

    the Type Directors Club's Typography 33 is the only annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in the field for the year 2011. Selected from approximately 2300 international submissions to the annual Type Directors Club competition, the winning designs are models of excellence and innovation in the use of type design, representing a wide range of categories including books, magazines, corporate identities, logos, stationery, annual reports, video and web graphics, and posters.

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    The Elements of Typographic Style

    Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide.

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    Typography Annual 3

    The third Typography Annual showcases the best use of type in advertising and design, handlettering, calligraphy and original typeface design from all over the world.

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    Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods

    Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods is a contemporary how-to reference on letterpress. This book explains how to use a variety of presses, and covers an amazing range of techniques, all with step-by-step photos: setting metal and wood type, lino/relief block prints, photopolymer plates, die-cuts, and more.

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    Little Book of Lettering

    Little Book of Lettering surveys the recent lettering renaissance, showcasing a diverse range of talent in gorgeous, eye-catching examples and profiling today's innovators.

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    Bright: Typography Between Illustration and Art

    Featuring more than 300 entries, Bright presents a collection of pictorial typo-art, focusing on moving ahead. The differentiated spectrum, ranging from culturally rooted to revolutionary and innovative positions, does not leave out any sphere of interest: handpainted signs, tape-art, woodtype, letter objects, typographic sculptures, graffiti, tattoo art, generative performances, experimental type, and much more.

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    Digital Fonts

    Digital Fonts is a comprehensive and practical guide that explores every aspect of the font creation process, covering everything from sketching initial letterforms to mastering the font creation software packages Fontlab and Fontographer.

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    How to Use Type

    How to Use Type is a guide to the use of type in design for print and screen. It provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction for those studying all pathways of graphic design.

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    Free Font Index 3

    Free Font Index 3 is an indispensable guide to free fonts and their creators. Over 500 fonts from 26 type foundries have been collected in this book and CD set.

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    Typography Fundamentals

    Typography Fundamentals uses well-founded, guiding principles to teach the language of type and how to use it capably.

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    The Anatomy of Type

    Obsessively organized into 17 group classifications, this unique compendium explores 100 typefaces in loving detail, and contains enough information - from the quirky to the factual - to turn anyone into a font geek.

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    Hand to Type

    Hand to Type is a stunning compilation of hand-made and digital scripts that showcases the beauty of handwritten letterforms. The book features work by some of today's most successful and original calligraphers and lettering artists. In addition to fonts and lettering using the Latin alphabet, it introduces artists who explore Cyrillic, Arabic, and Greek scripts.

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    Design: Type

    Featuring a curated collection of about 500 exquisite designs, along with essays from top designers about the essence and importance of good typography in design, Design: Type is an insightful resource filled with mini-workshops that dissect several featured projects and highlight the effectiveness of the type treatments.

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    Font Technology: Methods and Tools

    Font Technology: Methods and Tools offers various chapters about issues like intelligent font scaling, kerning, quality of type, legibility, and problems of different output devices.

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    Type Matters!

    Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use, for all users of typography, from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer. The book is arranged into three chapters: an introduction to the basics of typography; headline and display type; and setting text. Within each chapter there are sections devoted to particular principles or problems, such as selecting the right typeface, leading, and the treatment of numbers.

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    I Love Type 06: Franklin Gothic

    I Love Type 06: Franklin Gothic, internationally acclaimed designers including Akatre, Cypher13, Eat Sleep Work / Play, Founded, G Design Studio, Idealismo, Make Studio, Stiletto nyc, and Studio Blanco show off their finest creations incorporating the grace and style of Franklin Gothic.

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    Mastering Type

    By breaking down the study of type into a systematic progression of relationships-letter, word, sentence, paragraph, page and screen-award-winning graphic designer and professor of communication design Denise Bosler provides a unique and illuminating perspective on typography for both print and digital media and for designers of all skill levels.

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    Typography

    This book moves beyond the traditional rules-based approach by describing typography as a system of interrelated concerns heavily influenced by the contexts of audience, medium, and message. It presents the key visual and intellectual skills necessary to make informed design decisions when using typography for modern contexts and audiences and gives full attention to designing with type in digital media.

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    Reading Letters

    Reading Letters is a serious and engaging compilation of knowledge from the design and scientific communities, supplemented by visual examples of legibility. A must-have for type designers and graphic designers.

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    The Education of a Typographer

    Exploring the methods for teaching and learning typography, this book features more than 40 essays from top experts and educators in typography today. These essays run the gamut from introducing the themes of type and typography to various complex and rare strategies for learning.