Printing Types Their History Forms and Use Vol 2

Author: Daniel Berkeley Updike
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781333685454
Format: PDF, ePub
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Excerpt from Printing Types, Their History, Forms, and Use, Vol. 2: A Study in Survivals 278. Ornaments: Fry and Steele's Specimen, London, 17 95 279. Transitional Types: Caslon Specimen, London, 1798. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The British Library Guide to Printing

Author: Michael Twyman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802081797
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An introduction to the history and techniques of printing that offers a thorough and accessible historical overview of techniques and processes, illustrated with examples, diagrams, and photographs of craftspeople at work.

Irish Type Design

Author: Dermot McGuinne
Publisher: Ntal Print Museum
ISBN: 9780954379957
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The designing of special type for printing Irish language texts began in the late sixteenth century and lasted into our own day, attracting the attention of many leading political and religious figures - Elizabeth I, Irish Franciscans in exile on the Continent, and at one point even Napoleon I - as well as scholars such as John O'Donovan, Eugene Curry, George Petri, and John Henry Newman. More recently, internationally renowned designers Stanley Morison, Victor Hammer, and Eric Gill have made significant contributions to Irish type design.Dermot McGuinne's book is the most comprehensive published on this subject and has become a standard work of reference. It is more than that - a handsome book, with some 150 illustrations of Irish types spanning over four centuries.Dermot McGuinne gained his primary degree and early experience as a graphic designer in the United States where he later held the position of Art Director of the University of Iowa Press for a number of years before returning to Ireland. He was awarded his doctorate from Trinity College Dublin for work completed on the subject of the "Irish Character in Print" and is the athor of various articles on the topic. In the past he held position of Head of Department of Visual Communication and of Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

A view of early typography up to about 1600

Author: Harry Carter
Publisher: Hyphen Press
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A View of Early Typography has long been regarded as the classic text on the production and use of type in the first 150 years of printing. By focusing on type, Harry Carter goes to the heart of design, the point at which the material processes of printing meet the intellectual concerns of publishers and the nature of the texts they publish. Among the topics covered: the diversity of letterforms (blackletter, roman, italic, and more); the tensions between Latin and the vernacular languages; and the establishment of standards of norms in type design. This is a facsimile of the original edition, of 1969, augmented by a new introduction in which James Mosley explains the significance of the book and gives a short account of Carter's life and work.

Thinking in Type

Author: Alex W. White
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Format: PDF, ePub
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"With this visually stunning primer, designers will develop the skills and vision to produce truly innovative, stunning type design. Using more than 1,500 images from the 18th century up to the present day, the author describes type as a unique language that follows its own rules for communication and that requires great sensitivity for the reader's needs. Like its companion volume The Elements of Graphic Design, the book can be used as a first exposure primer for students and as a reader for professionals. Section one covers basic information about type design, while the remaining sections, What Readers Want, Creativity, and Typography Timeline, provide in-depth information about more advanced topics. Chapters include the elements of typography; the differences between type applications; how typography creates identity; what readers look for and respond to; step-by-step guides to developing distinctive type treatments; how to generate type ideas; and the historical development of typographic rules and letter forms. Written by a practitioner who regularly collaborates with today's leading type designers around the globe, this book offers insights into typography that normally require years of professional practice. Designed in an innovative two-color layout, the book provides a fun and systematic learning experience on multiple levels." --Allworth.