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Designing type

Author: Karen Cheng
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explains the processes and issues of designing type. Author Karen Cheng discusses issues of structure, optical compensation, and legibility, with special emphasis given to the often overlooked relationships between letters and shapes in a font." "The book is illustrated with numerous diagrams that demonstrate visual principles and letter construction, ranging from informal progress sketches to final type  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Cheng
ISBN: 0300111509 9780300111507 0300111517 9780300111514
OCLC Number: 66091401
Description: 231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Design process --
Variables in type design --
Parts of a letter --
Typeface classification --
Serif capitals --
Serif lower case --
Sans Serif capitals --
Sans Serif lower case --
Numbers --
Punctuation --
Period, comma, colon and semi-colon --
Quotation marks --
Question mark and exclamation point --
Diacritical marks --
Acute and grave --
Circumflex --
Umlaut and diaeresis --
Tilde --
Cedilla --
Eszett --
Spacing --
Letter sidebearings --
Testing spacing --
Word space, numbers and punctuation --
Kerning.
Responsibility: Karen Cheng.

Abstract:

"This book explains the processes and issues of designing type. Author Karen Cheng discusses issues of structure, optical compensation, and legibility, with special emphasis given to the often overlooked relationships between letters and shapes in a font." "The book is illustrated with numerous diagrams that demonstrate visual principles and letter construction, ranging from informal progress sketches to final type designs and diagrams. A wide range of classic and modern typefaces is analyzed, including those from many premier contemporary type foundaries. Introductory essays and diagrams emphasize the history of type, the primary systems of typeface classification, the two main proportional systems for type, the parts of a letter, the effects of new technology on design methodology, the optical illusions that affect density and balance in letterforms, and the differences in form between basic serif typestyles. The book provides detailed guidelines for creating serif and sans serif letters, numbers, punctuation, and accents."--Jacket.

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