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this question is probably asked a dozen times before, but I did a (very) quick search and didn’t find anything relevant.
I’ve long been a big fan of fonts and typography. But lately I’m interested in learning more about it. And more specifically type design. So I’ve been reading and looking all over the internet for more info. But I’m getting a bit lost in here. So. To have a better understanding of what I’m looking for, I’m now interested in buying a good book on the basics of type design. Oh and it would also be good if it doesn’t only contains the basics, and goes even further on the more advanced stuff.
Thanks in advance,
PS: Any must-read internet links on the subject (for beginners) are always appreciated.
Can anyone suggest a good book about modernism/modesrnist principles in design that also (but not only) takes in consideration typography?
Hi everyone, I need some help identifying three typefaces. They are taken from the book Take A Closer Listen
I'm trying to source the name of this font. The closest I can find is Sabon, but the K and the descenders don't seem to match.
Can anyone comment on the production quality of the 2001 "two volumes in one" Oak Knoll / British Library reprinting of DB Updike's Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use (details here)? How does it fare in comparison with the various other printings that have been published over the years?
It would be nice to have both volumes consolidated in a singular tome, but I'm fearful that the image fidelity is sub-par due to the reproduction processes they might have used. I read through this past thread on the topic, but there isn't any definitive report on the 2001 version there. Or did I miss it?
Thanks in advance.
i'am bulding a magazine for my graduation project. i examined variety of grid & typography books, and i'm really happy with that. i'think it's time to look at lay-out books. to learn and remember the basics and advance theories about designing layouts.
so i need some suggestions here. what is your favorite book about ,or relative, designing layouts; for magazines, books or anaything upon a grid.
and thank you for intrest.
Could anyone point me to any helpful resources on creating interactive PDFs in InDesign CS4? I've found a few tutorials, but I was wondering if there is a quality book/e-book written on the subject.
Hi all, this is my first post, so I hope I'm doing everything right.
My late grandmother had this book entitled "Humorous Poetry", and since there's no copyright / colophon, I'd be really interested in help in finding more about the book and the typeface used for the body copy. The book is a collection of poetry (from Chaucher and the like)... I found an archived copy of it, with the copyright date (mine has the copyright page missing) at c.1884. Can I assume this was (or close to) the publication date?
I've attached a specimen of the font and I also included a photo of the cover for interest's sake. The floral capitals and embellishments on the cover are really neat.
Does anyone know of a book in existence which documents type foundries' pinmarks? I thought I saw one once, but might very well be remembering a book on printer's marks or union bugs.
BriarPress.org used to have a section devoted to pinmarks which was great, but it's been down since their redesign (http://www.briarpress.org/15798).
I'm also aware of the pinmark Flickr pool, but that still isn't very heavily populated.
We would like to invite you to our new book project "Typoversity."
"Typoversity" wants to get you an insight into interesting and varied selection
from the university (thesis or semester project). The focus of attention is on
Submission deadline: 15.03.2010
Attendance / Release is completely free!
Please send your suggestions in form of visual material (screen-pdf) to mail (at) typoversity.de
I found this at a relative's house: a bound manuscript, text probably written in the 18th century, containing some Christian prayers in Hebrew and the text of Psalms. Looks to have been written by a Jesuit missionary, probably as an exercise in learning biblical Hebrew. As a specimen of calligraphy it's pretty abysmal, but it gives interesting insight into an outsider's perception of the Hebrew alphabet. The way the author (or possibly authors) structure the letters is often different from what I grew up with. Note especially the Mem, Shin, Tet and Pey. Some of the characters (the Mem especially) afforded me a minor epiphany or two about their typographic forms vs. handwritten.
dear type lovers,
i need your help!
i've got a new project. it's a trilingual book. german, english, spanish.
the book is about 160 pages long and mostly text - a few small images.
it's about an art poject in mexico city.
i was wondering if you can recomend any good trilingual book typograpy. if aou know any books that would be a good example.
what i have so far is that i will use dolly in reg, italic and bold - diverent style for different language and the highlightin in the test will be bold in the reg text, italic in the bold and reg in the italic text. the text links will be small caps.
This is a partial draft of a contemporary serif project I'm working on. It was initially thought as a typeface for personal use, but it could be turned into a real release if the work would reach a decent level. The family is planned to have four weights in roman and italic versions.
1. it must be suitable for books and magazines, but trying to use more contrast than one finds in most recent good typefaces (as Meta Serif, Greta Text, Tisa or Premiera). It's not a serif to very small sizes and low quality prints.
2. it must be clean, with a strong horizontal impression (like Utopia, Cartier, Expo Serif and the ones used in The Guardian and Hebdo newspapers redesign) and also reduced ornamental elements.
I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the type conference that publishes a book (perhaps specimen book) of their conference. It seems that I stumbled upon it once, but failed to book mark it. What I remember is that the 2009 book was no longer available but the 2008 book was or vice versa. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated.
was thinking something from typecon, but cannot confirm.
I know Foundry has originals, new alphabet, but what is the name of this "regular" version.