Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works

Erik Spiekermann and E.M. Ginger

Internationally renowned graphic designer Erik Spiekermann explains in everyday terms what typography is and offers design guidance in choosing type for legibility, meaning and aesthetic appeal. This second edition (updated in 2002) guides the reader through all aspects of typography, from the history and mechanics of type to training the eye to recognize and choose typefaces.

Uncover type’s roots and placement within society and learn how to use space and layout to improve overall communication. This guide is for readers of all levels, uses more than 200 illustrations and photographs, and is revised and updated to discuss the particular design challenges of type on the Internet.

Publisher: Adobe Press (July 2002) ISBN-10: 0201703394

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