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Effective use of typography can produce a neutral effect or rouse the passions, symbolise artistic, political or philosophical movements, or express the personality of a person or organisation. Typefaces vary from clear and distinguishable letterforms that are suitable for extended blocks of text, to more dramatic and eye-catching typefaces that grab attention and are used in newspaper headlines and advertisements. "Basics Design: Typography" aims to impart a comprehensive understanding of typography, to explore its history, theory and practice. Aimed at both students and practising designers, it provides a thorough examination of how typography informs other aspects of creative design.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782940373352
ISBN-10: 2940373353
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 160mm x 15mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: AVA Publishing SA
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: Switzerland

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Author Biography - Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose achieved his Masters in Communications at Central St. Martins and is a tutor on both the Typographic and Information Design courses at the London College of Printing. He has written and designed several books on branding and packaging. Paul Harris studied at the London College of Printing and has gone on to become a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including style bible Dazed & Confused.

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