Explains the processes behind creating and designing type, one of the most important tools of graphic design. Addresses issues of structure, optical compensation, and legibility, with special emphasis given to the often-overlooked relationships between letters and shapes in font design. (Also in print: Z250 .C44 2020)
Explores one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in detail. Contains in-depth information on everything from the designer and foundry, the year of release, and the different weights and styles available.
Presents the technical, historical, aesthetic and practical information necessary for both students and instructors. Includes a gallery of contemporary images of letterpress printing and a new chapter of letterpress assignments from the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.