Typography: A Life in Letters or A Personal Introduction to the Craft of Typography
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This book includes:
- A history of our alphabet from ancient cave walls, to the invention of printing with metal type to wood, photo, and digital type.
- Rules and guidelines for better typography- anywhere. A list of banned fonts. Categories of type and type specimens.
- The background for the machines that gave us all our books, magazines and newspapers, and how they still influence us today.
- Guidelines for creating your own fonts. Lists of type and printing terms.
ONE: Type from the Inside Out
TWO: From Cave Walls to Alphabets
THREE: Metal Type and the Rise of Commercial Printing
FOUR: Modern Printing
FIVE: How It All Ended and How the Next Generation Began
SIX: RULES, Rules, rules
SEVEN: Measuring Type
EIGHT: Working with Layouts
NINE: Looking at the Parts of Type
TEN: Designing Your Own Typeface
ELEVEN: Typeface Classifications
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Paper & Other Writing Surfaces
Appendix C: Johannes Gutenberg, the Father of Printing
Appendix D: The Typewriter’s Enduring Legacy
Appendix E: Type Terms
Appendix F: ITC (International Typeface Corp.)—A Brief Case Study
Appendix G: The Remarkable Base 35
Appendix H: Font lists: Recommended & Banned