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Books on Typographic Technique and Technology

Digital Type Design Guide

by Sean Cavanaugh

Gets down to the nitty gritty of digital type. Covers both Mac and PC perspectives and has chapters on e-mail and graphic type as well. Includes a CD with 200+ typefaces and Hey! a FontLab demo!

1. Postscript and TrueType Fonts: The Basics
2. Postscript and TrueType Fonts on the Macintosh
3. Postscript and TrueType Fonts with Microsoft Windows
4. Cross Platform Issues
5. Working with Characters
6. Ligatures and Expert Set Characters
7. The Rules of Digital Typography
8. E-mail Typography
9. Type as Graphic Element
10. Choosing Typefaces
11. Typefaces (Examples)


Type Rules! The designer's guide to professional typography

by Ilene Strizver
ISBN-10: 047172114X
ISBN-13: 978-0471721147

A comprehensive book (224 pages)  on the niceties of typographic composition. Every chapter is loaded with illustrations and examples and has exercises to drive home the points. And there's even a chapter on making your own typeface.


Finer Points in the Spacing and Arrangement of Type

by Geoffrey Dowding

Photoshop Type Magic II

by Greg Simsic

More step-by-step instructions on how to create spectacular type effects in Photoshop. Lots of screen shots.

Cool Type

by Spencer Drate, Jutka Salavetz and Mark Smith

Fontographer: Type by Design

by Stephen Moye

All about the technique of digital type design. Lots of hands-on examples and expert tips.

Table of Contents:
1. Drawing in Postscript
2. Creating a Typeface
3. Spacing Letters and Lines
4. The Serif
5. The Calligraphic Tools
6. Strategies in Type Design
7. Type Specimens
8. Type in context

Fontes et Codages

by Yannis Haralambous
ASIN: 284177273X

This book explains many aspects of digital font technology in the French language and has a fair portion about FontLab products.

Logotypes & Letterforms: Handlettered Logotypes and Typographic Considerations

by Doyald Young
ISBN-10: 083063956X
ISBN-13: 978-0830639564

?...a design tour de force, an advanced course by a master teacher. An exhibit of elegant eminently readable design examples.? -- Communication Arts Magazine

?Fascinating commentary and analysis provides a capsule course in logo design and development. A source book of letterform design possibilities.? -- Woody's Window Watch web site

?For everyone seriously interested in hand drawn letters. Detailed informative analysis of typefaces and logotypes. Presentation comps are stunning.? -- Calligraphy Review Magazine

Product Description
169 Logos of Hotels, Brand Names, Cosmetics, Resorts, Academia, Fonts, Corporate Identity. For professor, student, and research. Handlettered logos.

Product Details 

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Design Pr; 1st edition (1993)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9 x 1 inches

PhotoShop Type Magic

by Greg Simsic, David Lai

Step-by-step instructions on how to create more than 40 spectacular type effects in Photoshop. Lots of screen shots.

Sign Design Easy Type Guide

by Don Dewsnap

This book's main thrust is typography: type divisions, weights, cases, and variations.Notes on color and artwork; guidance for working with and without a computer. 160pp.

Fonts & Logos: Font Analysis, Logotype Design, Typography, Type Comparison

by Doyald Young
ISBN-10: 0967331609
ISBN-13: 978-0967331607

?Doyald has produced a powerful, well-organized reference book for any studio or college library- a typographic tour de force.? -- Chartered Society Of Designers, England

?Fonts & Logos is the bible, map, Rosetta stone that will carry this high art into the twenty-first century.? -- Critique Magazine

?For the professional designer, the student, the typophile, Doyald Young then shows us how to form logos of lasting distinction.? -- Communication Arts Magazine

Product Description
Font & Logos provides both an overview of typography and a technical guide for decisions about legibility, font design, the compatibility of type styles, and the function of type within logos. Anyone who loves letters will delight in the myriad forms that appear in the book's diagrams and exemplars

Dangerous Curves: Mastering Logotype Design

by Doyald Young
ISBN-10: 0967331625
ISBN-13: 978-0967331621

?Dangerous Curves is nothing less than an homage to the pencil... At its most basic level, Dangerous Curves shows Young's thought process and, via preliminary sketches and progressively refined iterations, how the finished pieces came to be.?

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Doyald Young (2008)
  • Language: English