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Type and Typography

by Phil Baines

ISBN 0823055248 / 9780823055241 / 0-8230-5524-8
Publisher Watson-Guptill
Language English
Edition Softcover
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" Includes 2 extensive timecharts, one on type designers, one on the evolution of writing and printingreference at a glance

" Newly revised and expanded

" Hundreds of remarkable photographs
and illustrations

From the history of language and writing systems, to the development of letterforms and movable type, to the evolution of todays digital systems, Type and Typography offers an overview of the typefaces available today and a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design in all mediums. Newly expanded with fifty additional pages of text and eighty-five new illustrations, this second edition reflects the exciting developments in typography since the first edition was published in 2002. [via]