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Typefaces for books

Sutton, James

Typefaces for books

by Sutton, James

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by New Amsterdam Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Printing -- Specimens,
  • Typesetting

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    StatementJames Sutton & Alan Bartram
    ContributionsBartram, Alan
    The Physical Object
    Pagination288 p. :
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14650174M
    ISBN 101561310166, 1561310174

      Take a good photo or scan and then see these options: How do I identify a font? “Book” was traditionally (in metal) an exceedingly rare style designation. I was only ever aware of it as referring to the regular weights of Bodoni and Futura, and a subsequent perusal of McGrew’s index adds only Graydon Book. There was also Craw.

    Specimen books (in full: type specimen books) are the printed brochures or catalogs of type foundries and printers, offered to advertise the range and quality of type available. They have been an essential part of the printing trade since soon after the invention of printing with movable metal type in .   The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to Typefaces (Stephen Cole) An interesting and useful visual resource. On Web Typography (Jason Santa Maria) On how to relate typography principles to the context of the web. Why Fonts Matter (Sarah Hyndman) An engaging book on the impact of type on our feelings and senses.

      I seldom write book reviews. Despite reading many good books, it’s quite an effort, for me at least, to gather my scraps and notes and thoughts and hone them into a few hundred words. But Tom Mole’s latest book is worth the effort – and worth more than . Each font of a typeface has a specific weight, size, slant, etc. 3. Why is type or typography so important to book-making? Typography is just one of the main ingredients in whatever creative meal you are making. Let’s take a Photo Book for example. Type is a huge part of a successful photography book.


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"From Princeton Architectural Press, Typeface is a unique sourcebook featuring sixty classic typefaces that continue to resonate with today's most influential graphic designers. The book is organized using typographic classifications such as sans serif, serif, display, script, and dingbats/5(4).

The most critical decisions in book design are those that affect a book’s readability. Whether you choose to design your book yourself or have the assistance of a professional book designer, understanding the fundamental building blocks of typography— the way your words are laid out on the page as well as the fonts you chose to utilize— will give you the power to make your book look the.

Please come in and browse or send me an email or call if you are looking for a specific book. We stock over books. We have an extremely wide range of Typefaces for books book categories and genres. We will help you find or order the exact book you want.

Phone: 08 Shop 3. Garamond is by no means a universal choice, but it makes a fine default. It can be excellent in books; it really depends on the vibe you want to convey. Good book faces are generally medium in Typefaces for books book — medium proportions, stroke weight, x-height, set width, counters, descenders.

We have a free article about that here. Sans serif tends to look more modern and tends to be simple and easy to read. Verdana would be a good choice. Arial and Helvetica are two other possibilities, both of which are default fonts for emails on some computers.

Format a page of your book in these three, and pick the one that looks easiest to read. In order to select the right typography, you should identify your target readers and their features, just as you did when you designed the book cover or the plot. The topic is also key: fiction, non-fiction, religious books they all require different fonts.

There are two main typography families: serif and san-serif fonts. ‘Serif’ refers to the small decorative flourishes at the ends of. The book covers many of the essentials: Type Anatomy (which it calls "Letter Structures"), Typeface Classification Categories (though there is no section on typeface comparison & only the cap & lower case letter "a" is typeset), Calligraphy, Book and Display type (there is also a brief section on "Creating Text Letters & Book Types that is good) and end with a section on designing Reviews:   Garamond –There are many versions of typefaces known as Garamond, and this is one of the most popular families of fonts for use in books.

A classic oldstyle font, Garamond is named for Claude Garamond, a publisher in 16 th century France, and has given rise to many other similar typefaces like the also useful Sabon. In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector (Hand Lettering Books, Learn to Draw Books, Calligraphy Workbook.

Typefaces for Books has been added to your Cart Add to Cart. Buy Now Buy Used. $ FREE Shipping Get free shipping Free day shipping within the U.S. when you order $ of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon. Or get business-day shipping on this item for $ Cited by: 1. The best books on typefaces, as recommended by Simon Garfield.

Typographers on Type. This is a lovely book because it’s the sort of thing you can dip into. Some fonts defy cat­e­go­riza­tion. But for book ty­pog­ra­phy, the prin­ci­pal cat­e­gories are serif and sans-serif.

Ser­ifs are those lit­tle lines at the ends of the strokes of the let­ters. Sans-serif fonts, as the name im­plies, lack these. Typefaces are everywhere—in books, advertisements, signage, magazines, and logos—yet we rarely pay them any heed.

But many of them have histories richer than their designs convey, including. Comic book, retro, calligraphic, block letter, roughish, display, pseudo cultural, grunge, script, technological, illustrated and kids stuff, type-label-stencil, ornamental, others sans, other serif.

The organization is clean/5(9). Typeface combinations used in design books, elsewhere on the blog; Four techniques for combining fonts, by H&FJ; Best Practices of Combining Typefaces, on Smashing Magazine; The Big Book of Font Combinations, priced $, from Doug at BonFX; 7 New Typeface Combinations for Book Design, on The Book Designer.

For books with one column per page and few or no illustrations, go for a classic serif font that is easy on the eyes. Often used classical book fonts are for instance Garamond, Sabon and Janson (Kis). A very legible font with a more contemporary feel is Scala.

Google them for more information. A book is a long reading experience, and as a book publisher or a writer, we want our books to be as easy to read as possible. Many fonts lend themselves to book design nicely while others do not.

Arial and other san-serif fonts should not typically be used for the interior bulk of your book. Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, Vol. 1, from lavish-book-purveyor Taschen, explores the most beautiful and remarkable examples of font catalogs from the history of publishing, with a sharp focus on the golden age of color catalogs, the period from the midth century to the midth century.

Culled from a Dutch. Typefaces for Books by Bartram, Alan,Sutton, James and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Typefaces for Books by James Sutton - AbeBooks Passion for books.

Sign On My Account Basket Help. Home > Rare Book Room > ABC of Books about Typography, Typographers & Typophiles. ABC of Books about Typography, Typographers & Typophiles () Typography is the art of arranging type and that includes the selection of typefaces, the point size and the leading.

A typographer is someone who designs typefaces. Claude Garamond, John. If you are typesetting a book larger than 9″ x 12″ and are planning on having lots of white space, you could opt for a big, roomy typeface such as Stevie Sans or Museo Slab.

If you are setting a small, travel-sized book, consider a slightly condensed family with relatively tight letter spacing such as Cronos Pro or Adobe Garamond Pro.Designed for those involved in specifying type for books, this guide presents more than currently available filmset typefaces. The book also provides notes on the technical and visual development of typefaces and a "family tree" of types related to their historical models.Examples of fonts in use tagged with “children’s books” Germs Make Me Sick!

by Melvin Berger;, editions c. Marylin Hafner; Contributed by Fonts In Use Staff.