Typographic Design: Form and Communication

Author: Rob Carter, Ben Day, Philip Meggs
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ISBN: 0471383414
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (15 June, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 77,538
Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Rating: 3 out of 5
Wow, what a letdown
This is one of the rare books that my art college actually required me to purchase for a Typography class. The design of this book is poor and very dated. Just take a look at the cover. The first chapter offers a timeline which is interesting in concept--it features a brief history of lettering and type, and adds images of other significant events happening at the same time. But the timeline design forces you to jump back and forth from images to text and the grid layout forces the image placement to be so inconsistent that you give up trying to find the corresponding text. The rest of the book provides interesting and useful information for the type neophyte, but again, its WAY too dated to be a required textbook. I'm sorry I bought this book.


Rating: 4 out of 5
shame of shames
Very well organized, structured, etc, etc.... but, can you believe the illustrations of posters and printed examples in this book have NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACTUAL SIZE of them????? What happened??? Were all designers doing postcards and stamps before our time??? Shame on the authors, shame on the publishers.

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