Pick It Up: Type & Typography

30 Jun

Product: Type & Typography by Phil Baines and Andrew Haslam

ISBN: 9780823055289

Why?

Type & Typography provides an excellent history of both language and the art of type. From the creation of language and writing as a communication system, to the development of letter forms, to type as we know it today, this book covers it all. There are specific sections addressing definition, function, form, manufacturing & design, structure, and conventions. The book explores typefaces in use today and how to make type choices a meaningful integration in design. Novice or experienced, this text includes content to satisfy the curiosities of a wide range of typographers.

The format of Type & Typography is visually pleasing and the text is both information rich and easy to consume. The book includes great examples and intriguing and appropriate images.

Anyone with an interest in type will benefit from Type & Typography.

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One Response to “Pick It Up: Type & Typography”

  1. Jam Ward August 9, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    I might have to take a little look at this book. Thanks!

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