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Type matters!

Author: Jim Williams; Ben Casey
Publisher: London ; New York : Merrell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Type Matters! is the ultimate book of typography tips for anyone interested in improving the look of their type. It contains clear subject-by-subject structure helps the reader quickly identify the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Williams; Ben Casey
ISBN: 9781858945675 1858945674
OCLC Number: 755073365
Description: 157 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Background : A brief history of type design ; The origins of typographic terminology ; Type measurement ; Roman type ; The anatomy of letterforms ; Why some typefaces look bigger ; Type families --
Setting headlines and display type : Selecting a typeface ; Headlines and display type ; Shape ; Hanging punctuation ; Visual centring ; Title, or 'i' and 'j' dot ; Ink traps --
Text setting : Selecting a typeface ; Leading ; Size to measure ; Kerning ; Figures ; Letter spacing ; Colour ; Legibility and readability ; Shape ; Alignment ; Indicating paragraphs ; Numbers in text ; Emphasis in text ; Hanging punctuation ; Clash ; Hyphenation ; Widows and orphans ; Apostrophes and quotation marks ; Ligatures ; Ampersands ; Diphthongs ; Raised or drop capitals ; Capitals and small capitals ; Scripts ; Parentheses ; Email addresses ; Three rules ; Titling typefaces ; Reader's marks --
Glossary of terms.
Responsibility: Jim Williams ; with a foreword by Ben Casey.
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This book is perfectly positioned to ease the newbie into the world of typography... it is a learner's bible. - SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER This book is pleasing to the touch, the nose, the eye, and Read more...

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