Type Matters!

Type Matters!

Details

Author(s)
Jim Williams
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
170 x 220 x 22.86mm | 526.17g
Publication date
01 May 2012
Publisher
Merrell Publishers Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations (black and white, and black, white and red)
ISBN10
1858945674
ISBN13
9781858945675
Bestsellers rank
41,883

Description

Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures, and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we'd all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good - and as readable - as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing, and visual centring mean, and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use, for all users of typography, from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer. The book is arranged into three chapters: an introduction to the basics of typography; headline and display type; and setting text. Within each chapter there are sections devoted to particular principles or problems, such as selecting the right typeface, leading, and the treatment of numbers. Examples throughout show precisely what makes good typography - and, crucially, what doesn't. Authoritatively written and designed by a practitioner and teacher of typography, Type Matters! has a beautifully clear layout that reinforces the principles discussed throughout.


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