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The Complete Manual of Typography

408 pages, 2011



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In the age of desktop publishing, many people think they can set type like a professional. But in this new era of word-processing and desktop publishing programs that allow users to easily experiment with type and layout, unfortunately, people are setting type like amateurs. In The Complete Manual of Typography, Adrian Frutiger, one of the world's most respected designers, presents his accumulated knowledge of typography from more than 30 years as an award-winning designer and consultant for the world's finest type foundries.

Understanding the Basics of Typography

James Felici's book, The Complete Manual of Typography, helps you explore the fundamentals of typography. He explains the importance of typefaces, their history, and how to choose the right one for your project. You'll learn how to make your text more readable and visually appealing.

The Art of Page Layout

Felici takes you on a journey through the art of page layout. He shows you how to balance elements on a page, use white space effectively, and create a harmonious layout. You'll see how a well-designed page can enhance your message and engage your readers.

Mastering the Details

In The Complete Manual of Typography, you'll dig into the nitty-gritty of typography. Felici covers everything from kerning and leading to hyphenation and justification. He teaches you how to fine-tune your text for maximum readability and aesthetic appeal.

The Role of Typography in Communication

Felici emphasizes the role of typography in effective communication. He explains how the right typeface and layout can convey a certain mood or message, and how poor typography can undermine your message. You'll learn to use typography as a powerful tool in your communication arsenal.

The Future of Typography

The book also looks into the future of typography. Felici discusses the impact of digital technology on typography, and how it's changing the way we design and read text. You'll get a glimpse of where typography is headed and how you can stay ahead of the curve.


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