The Complete Manual of Typography

by James Felici

2003 Best

Frank Romano, RIT School of Print Media says:

"The ultimate typographic tool: a concise, beautiful book that pulls together everything you need to produce great typography."

We agree 100%. There actually hasn't been a book this good about typography for some time, and we believe it will eventually rank up there with Spiekermann's Stop Stealing Sheep, White's Type In Use and Kane's Type Primer.

The principles are thoroughly illustrated with examples throughout the book. His intent is not to provide a "style guide"--e.g. why to choose one typeface over another -- instead he focuses on the execution of setting the type chosen in the most professional way. Intended as a resource for designers, print production professionals, and corporate communication managers, and as a textbook for educators and students.

Fred Showker says:

"If you run a design or publishing operation, you must get this book and adopt it's practices. If you're a student of typography you must get this book so you'll learn it right the first time -- if you're a college or university professor, like me, then you'll specify it as required reading for all your typography classes!"

Felici has worked in the publishing industry for some 30 years in both editorial and production capacities. In detailed but practical language, he explains how to use today's computerized tools to set type like a professional.

The Complete Manual of Typography
by James Felici (Author)
List Price: $45.00
Price: $31.50 -- buy now and you'll save $13.50 (30%)
Paperback: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 9.96 x 8.06, Publisher: Adobe Press; 1st edition (September 26, 2002)

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