Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works
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Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekermann
Book DescriptionThis classic typography book, first published in 1993, is now updated with brand-new typefaces, fonts, and illustrations. Internationally renowned graphic designer Erik Spiekermann explains in everyday terms what typography is and offers design guidance in choosing type for legibility, meaning, and aesthetic appeal. Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works, 2nd Edition guides the reader through all aspects of typography, from the history and mechanics of type, to training the eye to recognize and choose typefaces. Uncover type's roots and placement within society and learn how to use space and layout to improve overall communication. This elegant guide for readers of all levels is revised and updated to discuss the particular design challenges of type on the Internet. Note: This title was originally announced in the October 2000 Pearson Technology Group catalog.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780201703399
(213mm x 147mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Adobe Press,U.S.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Erik Spiekermann
Geometry of Type, Paperback (July 2016)
Explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. In this title, characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability.
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, Paperback (December 2013)» View all books by Erik Spiekermann
Explains what type is, demonstrates how to select it, and examines its use in printed communication.
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Author Biography - Erik Spiekermann
Erik Spiekermann is an internationally renowned graphic designer and the founder of MetaDesign. He wrote the bestselling first edition of this book and many articles on type and typography, as well as Rhyme and Reason: A Typographic Novel. He is also the designer of typefaces such as FF Meta and ITC Officina. He lives and works in Berlin. E.M. Ginger is a typographic consultant, editor, and freelance writer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked with type and typography for two decades. She was managing editor of the journal Fine Print for twelve years and the editor of several bestselling cookbooks.
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