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A Type Primer

by John Kane

This is a wonderful book about typography, and one of the few which gives proper homage to the art and craft of typography. It's engagingly written and beautifully illustrated and designed. It's an invaluable resource for the beginning graphic designer and a useful refresher far the more experienced one.

A Type Primer is a practical introduction to typography which analyzes the basic principles and applications of type. From measuring type and classifying typefaces to organizing text on a page and understanding grid systems, Kane covers everything that the beginning student of graphic design needs to know. In addition, he includes a brief history of typography, numerous examples to illustrate the points raised, and a series of useful exercises to help readers put basic principles into practice.

About the Author

John Kane teaches typography and graphic design at Northeastern University and at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He has been a practicing graphic designer and teacher for the last twenty-five years.

This is such a good book I've recommended it as the text for my "Introduction to Typography" class at JMU"
Fred Showker, DTG Magazine, adjunct instructor, James Madison University

* A Type Primer - by John KanePaperback: 196 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 10.00 x 6.88; Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (September 12, 2002)

* from the Typography Department. Keywords for this item are: Typography: type, fonts, faces, how-to use type, selecting type, using fonts -- You can find many other titles from this department here!

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