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Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
, Second Edition
by Erik Spiekermann, E.M Ginger
Publisher: Adobe Press; 2 edition, 2002
'its all about type - how to increase legibility, meaning and aesthetics'
Amazon.com


Typographic Design

by Rob Carter, Ben Day, Philip Meggs
Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition, 2002
'about the fundamental concepts of typographical design'
Amazon.com


The New Typography: A Handbook for Modern Designers

by Jan Tschichold, Ruari McLean
Publisher: University of California Press, 1998
'First published in 1928 in Germany. Includes theories of social criticism, art history, architecture, photography and guidelines regarding the design of printed materials.'
Amazon.com


Type and Image:
The Language of Graphic Design
by Philip Meggs
Publisher: Wiley; Rep edition, 1992
'about how graphic designers solve problems, organize space and impart meaning'

Amazon.com



Grid Systems:
Principles of Organizing Type (Design Briefs)
by Kimberly Elam
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
'Grid Systems provides a rich, easy-to-understand overview and demonstrates a step-by-step approach to typographic composition.'

Amazon.com



Grid Systems in Graphic Design

by Josef Muller-Brockmann
Publisher: Arthur Niggli; Bilingual edition, 1996
'
using grid systems in graphic design'
Amazon.com



Thinking With Type:
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs)
by Ellen Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
'shows about typographic skills in three sections on letter, text, and grid'
Amazon.com


The Education of a Typographer

by Steven Heller (Editor)
Publisher: Allworth Press, 2004
'Explores methods for teaching and learning typography with essays from experts'

Amazon.com



The Elements of Typographic Style

by Robert Bringhurst
Publisher: Hartley & Marks Publishers; 2nd edition, 2002
'concerned with creating beautiful typography - writes about designing with the correct typeface; striving for rhythm, proportion, and harmony, etc.'

Amazon.com



Texts on Type:
Critical Writings on Typography
by Steven Heller Heller (Editor)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001

' Critical essays by leading type designers and typographers'
Amazon.com



Typology: Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age (Paperback)
by Steven Heller, Louise Fili
Publisher: Chronicle Books, 1999
' history of type face, cultural and economic aspects and with examples of good design'
Amazon.com



 
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