New in paperback, Typography Workbook is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type, which is the cornerstone of graphic design, both succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily. Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book offers ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects showing successful, well-crafted usage of type. The book also offers a variety of other content, including choosing fonts, sizes and colours, as well as incorporating text and illustrations and avoiding common mistakes in text usage. The book is accessible and informative, and will provide its readers with practical as well as inspirational advice.
Timothy Samara was trained as a graphic designer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He currently teaches typography and visual communication at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is the author of Making and Breaking the Grid. He lives in New York, USA.