Typography, Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography

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· Rockport Publishers

About this ebook

Typography, Referenced is the single most comprehensive volume covering every aspect of typography that any design student, professional designer, or design aficionado needs to know today.

In these pages, you'll find:

—Thousands of illustrated examples of contemporary usage in design

—Historical developments from Greek lapidary letters to the movie Helvetica

—Landmark designs turning single letters into typefaces

—Definitions of essential type-specific language, terms, ideas, principles, and processes

—Ways technology has influenced and advanced type

—The future of type on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and beyond

In short, Typography, Referenced is the ultimate source of typographic information and inspiration, documenting and chronicling the full scope of essential typographic knowledge and design from the beginnings of moveable type to the present "golden age" of typography.

About the author

Jason Tselentis teaches graphic design and typography at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He is the author of Type, Form, and Function by Rockport Publishers.

Allan Haley is Director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging, based inWoburn,Massachusetts. He is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface designs, and editorial content for the company’s type libraries and websites.

Richard Poulin is design director and principal of Poulin + Morris Inc., in New York City. He is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, and he is the author of The Language of Graphic Design by Rockport Publishers.

Tony Seddon is a designer living in Alfriston, East Sussex, UK. He has written three books: Images: A Creative Digital Workflow for Graphic Designers, Graphic Design for Nondesigners, and Art Directing Projects for Print.

Gerry Leonidas is a Senior Lecturer in Typography at the University of Reading, UK. He teaches typographic design and typeface design at under- and postgraduate levels.

Ina Saltz is an art director, designer, and author of numerous articles on design and typography. She is the author of Typography Essentials by Rockport Publishers. She lives in New York City.

Kathryn Henderson is a writer, editor, and designer interested in the convergence between design and pop culture. Currently, you can find her at PentagramDesign obsessing over new design work and assisting with daily communications as deputy editor of ContentDevelopment for http://www.pentagram.com. She resides in Brooklyn,NY.

Tyler Alterman is a fourth-year student in TheCity University of New York's Macaulay Honors College studying creative behavior change. His obsessions include the science of persuasion, cognitive neuroscience, graphic design, cinnamon pita chips, and any fine type with high contrast, ball terminals, or geometric forms. He lives inNew YorkCity.

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