A-Z OF TYPOGRAPHY


A-Z OF TYPOGRAPHY

KAREN WILKS AND LIZ WYSE    Book Number: 86731    Product format: Hardback

By deconstructing the letters of the English alphabet, the anatomical features of the letterforms are revealed. Their significance and differences between typefaces is explained in this exquisitely designed and very colourful heavyweight book. Typefaces are broadly divided into four main categories: Serif, Sans Serif, Display and Script and within these classifications are a myriad of subdivisions. A typical font is chosen to represent each major typographical category, and its history and salient features demonstrated by pangrams. A pangram is an extraordinary sentence which contains every letter of the alphabet. It enables the reader to judge the quintessential characteristics of a font, such as bracketed serifs or horizontal terminals. For effective design, there is a review of the many decisions a designer must make about the placement of the type on the printed page and the tools that will facilitate this process. From Albertus and Bank Gothic, Stencil to X-Files and Zapfino (based upon the formal calligraphy of 17th and 18th century writing masters) here is the most pithy and attractive book about the font's history, purpose and use. Pink, red, mustard, lime green and blue, from braces, gadzook and kissing to Mrs Eaves orphan and interrobang, this is a highly visual introduction to all things typographic. 272pp.
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ISBN 9781910787922
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