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Type matters!

Author: Jim Williams, (Graphic designer)
Publisher: London ; New York : Merrell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures, and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we'd all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good - and as readable - as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing, and visual centring mean, and what are the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Williams, (Graphic designer)
ISBN: 9781858945675 1858945674
OCLC Number: 755073365
Description: 157 pages : illustrations ; 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 ; Tittle, 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.


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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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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