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Letterforms : type design from past to future

Author: Timothy Samara
Publisher: Beverly, MA : Rockport, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Designer, author, educator Timothy Samara is a world authority on type and graphic design. His 2004 Rockport book, Typography Workbook has become an essential reference text for design classrooms and industry professionals. Now, ... he takes readers even deeper, expertly guiding them through the aesthetics as well as the technical considerations of his subject. He begins with an overview spanning the invention of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Samara
ISBN: 9781631594731 1631594737 9781631593345 163159334X
OCLC Number: 1001942674
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Heritage: a very long (yet somewhat abridged) introduction to the history of letterform design --
Legacies: nomenclature and current aesthetic design conventions --
Foundations: fundamentals of character, structure and optics --
Evolution: strategies and processes to help guide the budding type designer --
Reinvention: envisioning structure and style in new ways for narrative and conceptual expression --
The state of the art: a showcase of contemporary directions in typeface design.
Other Titles: Letter forms
Type design from past to future
Responsibility: Timothy Samara.

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An essential text on developing form and style in type design. Includes a history of type and gallery of contemporary styles.  Read more...

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