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The visible word

Author: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: New York, Hastings House [1969]
Series: Visual communication books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2d ed., rev.]View all editions and formats
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"Legibility research in printing is concerned with the efficiency of the visible word. So, too, is the practice of typographical design. During the past century both researchers and designers have put forward proposals for making printed letters communicate more efficiently. This report describes and illustrates some of the more significant of these proposals." --Author; Introduction, page 6.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Spencer
ISBN: 0803877331 9780803877337
OCLC Number: 16064
Description: 107 pages illustrations 31 cm.
Contents: Investigating legibility --
Some results of research --
The relationship between content and form --
Capitals versus lower case --
Bold face types --
Italics --
Numerals --
Punctuation marks --
Type size, line length and leading --
Unjustified setting --
Paragraphs and indentation --
Margins --
Page size --
Non-horizontal alignment --
Paper and ink --
Summary --
Towards a new alphabet --
Glossary.
Series Title: Visual communication books.
Responsibility: by Herbert Spencer RDI FSIA; Senior Research Fellow, Readability of Print, Royal College of Art, London.

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"Legibility research in printing is concerned with the efficiency of the visible word. So, too, is the practice of typographical design. During the past century both researchers and designers have put forward proposals for making printed letters communicate more efficiently. This report describes and illustrates some of the more significant of these proposals." --Author; Introduction, page 6.

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