Legacy of Typography

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Legacy of Typography

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This eBook introduces historical and cultural aspects of type and how they relate to the Web industry. Find out about changing fads in type, about the complexities of Japanese characters and about typographic applications for different situations. You are sure to learn something that you didn't know before from our great authors.

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Typography is everywhere. If you walk out the door, you will be hard pressed to find any element of our daily lives that doesn't involve or rely on typography. The prevalence of typography is not limited only to the analog world. This eBook introduces historical and cultural aspects of type and how they relate to the Web industry. Find out about changing fads in type, about the complexities of Japanese characters and about typographic applications for different situations. You are sure to learn something that you didn't know before from our great authors.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


-Japanese, A Beautifully Complex Writing System
-Respect Thy Typography
-Typography Carved In Stone
-Industrial-Strength Types
-Legitima Typeface: An Experience Of Fossils And Revivals
-When Typography Speaks Louder Than Words
-Weird And Wonderful, Yet Still Illegible
-Font Wars: A Story On Rivalry Between Type Foundries
-Hands-On Experience: The Rehabilitation Of The Script

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
Pages: 131
Language: English
Released: April 2013
Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
ISBN: 978-3-943075-54-0 (PDF)

Customer Reviews (1)

Bernd:

Typography 101!

This is definitely not a book for everyone (since far too many people aren´t concerned with typography), but if you are interested in the subject, this is a great book to have.
Only thing i dislike is that there is no print version available!

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Posted on 9/30/13

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