Essential Type

Essential Type

An Illustrated Guide to Understanding and Using Fonts

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Have you ever wondered which typeface is used for airport signs? Or about the history behind the Times New Roman font? We are constantly engaging with type, yet many of us struggle to use it effectively or simply to understand the basics. This beautifully illustrated, easy to use companion is the perfect guide to everything typographic. Tony Seddon provides an essential lexicon that explains the history and functionality of 140 type terms and 20 unique typeface classifications. The book also features a timeline of typeface classification from the mid-15th century to the present day, and concludes with a chapter detailing over 40 important typeface families that reflect the history of typeface development and typographic style from the earliest days of movable type. "Essential Type" will help to build your knowledge of type and typeface use with a clear and comprehensive what is it and why use it approach to the subject -- Back cover.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780300222371
Branch Call Number: 686.224 Se27E 2016
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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