Typography Books

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    Typography for the People

    Designers Daniel and Klaus Bellon have been photographing street signage around the world for more than 17 years. This book celebrates their love of typography, and highlights the beauty of type in its truest form; not as a profession but as a necessity of everyday life.

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    Vintage Type and Graphics

    Exquisite graphic design artifacts comprise this unusual collection culled from the pages of type and typography books dating from 1896 to 1936. The book features rare, never-before-reprinted type specimens, vintage layouts, logos, and decorations that will serve as an inspiration and resource for practicing and aspiring graphic designers.

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    100 Wood Type Alphabets

    The rich designs and figure-ground qualities of 19th-century American wood types are beautifully displayed in this collection of 100 fonts, many reproduced at actual size. Each font features a complete alphabet of capitals, and many include lowercase letters as well as numerals and punctuation marks, plus useful and decorative woodblock motifs.

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    Typography, Referenced

    Typography, Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography is the ultimate reference on typographic history, design, and practice within the past thirteen years. It includes type terminology, typefaces, type design and development, principles of typography and classification, significant type designers, type foundries and much more all fully illustrated.

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    Polish Neon: Cold War Typography and Design

    Polish Neon: Cold War Typography and Design tells the fascinating story of neon in Poland by preserving and celebrating the remnants of this rich and influential history. Comprising archival and contemporary photographs of these mesmerizing signs, as well as original designs and interviews with the designers, this book reveals an untold story of Poland and how a communist bureaucracy helped shape the future of graphic design and typography.

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    Basics Typography: Using Type

    Basics Typography: Using Type provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the subject of Typography. What typography is (and what it isn't), how and when to use it, and how to refine typographic etiquette are all covered in this essential reference book.

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    Handfont, Handwork

    A breath of fresh air for graphic artists in our standardized, digital age: a book of fonts with the warmth and texture of hand-lettering. This inspirational book from the wizards at BNN is chock-full of charming, imaginative design applications using 102 different fonts that emulate script, stencils, typewriters, rubber stamps and all that great stuff human beings used to do before computers took over.

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    An Alphabetical Book About Nokia Pure

    This exploration of Nokia's new typeface offers inspiration and insight for establishing an indispensable visual language. Twenty-six characters details how Nokia's new typeface, Nokia Pure, was designed and developed with the user interface in mind and how it was

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    Typography Sketchbooks

    Arranged by Steven Heller, this collection of typographic explorations intimately reveals how nearly 120 of the worlds leading designers and typographers continually strive to find new and exciting ways of communicating through letters and words, and provides fascinating insights into their work.

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    Type Navigator

    Type Navigator is a useful current handbook of modern fonts, independent foundries, and innovative type designers that provides an overview of today's vast market. This comprehensive publication offers a valuable overview of international sources for quality fonts.

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    Alex Trochut

    Just 30 years old, Alex Trochut is one of the most internationally renowned Spanish designers. Typographer and illustrator, Trochut shows us in this book his most intimate, most personal and, at the same time, professional side. Trochut talks about his professional influences such as Dali and Miro and of course about his work, but also about his creative processes. In this book we find an entire series of sketches and the transformations his ideas undergo from the moment they are conceived until they reach the paper.

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    Just My Type

    Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type.

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    Typography for Lawyers

    Based on the popular website, Typography for Lawyers is the first guide to the essentials of typography aimed specifically at lawyers. Author Matthew Butterick, a Harvard-trained typographer and practicing attorney, dispels the myth that legal documents are incompatible with excellent typography.

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    InDesign Type

    Adobe InDesign is the world's premier page-layout tool, and its user-friendly yet sophisticated typographic controls are a big reason why. This updated edition of Nigel French's InDesign Type, the first book to focus exclusively on the typographic features of InDesign, provides a comprehensive overview of the application's vast array of type capabilities, from the basics of character-level formatting to strategies for designing complex layouts using grids.

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    The 3D Type Book

    This book is the most comprehensive showcase of three-dimensional letterforms ever written, featuring over 1,300 images of more than 300 projects by more than 160 emerging talents and established individuals and studios.

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    Typo Latino

    Typo Latino showcases the work of emerging typographers as well as established type designers from across the globe.

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    Never Use More Than Two Different Typefaces

    Never Use More Than Two Different Typefaces is about 'ridiculous' rules in typography; a joy for graphic designers and everyone who has anything to do with designing texts.

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    Typography 31

    For over fifty years, the Type Directors Club has encouraged the worldwide graphic arts community to achieve excellence in typography through its annual international competitions. Typography 31 is the only annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in this field for the year 2009.

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    This book does not intend to be anything more than a record of the classes that HernĂ¡n Ordonez has given over the last six years in the Basque Country. It contains many of the experimental proposals made between 2004 and 2010 in the design and typography classes and workshops, taking the reader to a journey through the processes, searched, objectives and achievements.

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    The colorful pages of Hyperactivitypography from A to Z present a simple and fun, yet amazingly clever how-to that celebrates typography in all its complexity.

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    The Visual Dictionary of Typography

    The Visual Dictionary of Typography is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms used within typography and its associated disciplines.

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    Playful Type 2

    Playful Type 2 examines how designers are using a variety of techniques to produce typography and lettering in a range of innovative styles.

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    Shaping Text

    Shaping Text takes a practical and broad approach to typography. It is aimed at design students and graphic designers, and also at those who are concerned with content: writers, editors, and publishers.

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    Creative Characters

    Creative Characters is a collection of in-depth interviews with the most influential typeface designers in the business as well as up-and-coming young guns, who discuss the motives and methods behind type.

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    Function, Restraint, and Subversion in Typography

    Function, Restraint, and Subversion in Typography is a survey of minimalist and brutalist typography in contemporary graphic design. This international collection documents the work of more than twenty-four graphic designers who engage in an aggressively simple typography.

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    Thinking with Type

    Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen.

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    Presented in the style of old type-specimen books, Retrofonts features over 360 of the most eye-catching and timeless fonts designed between the middle of the nineteenth and the end of the twentieth centuries.

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    This is the first book in the new Typo collection, which is conceived as a source of inspiration for designers who use typography as one of the main resources in their projects - from both an expressive and communicative standpoint.

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    Type Rules

    Type Rules: The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography, 3rd Edition is an up-to-date, thorough introduction to the principles and practices of typography.

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    3D Typography

    Can you really compare experimental three-dimensional typography - like lettering made of live moss or letter kites that fly messages in the sky - to the work of Gutenberg? If you ask Jeanette Abbink, Emily CM Anderson and the over 100 international designers and typographers featured in 3D Typography, the answer is a resounding yes.