Printing Types Their History Forms and Use Vol 2

Author: Daniel Berkeley Updike
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781333685454
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Irish Type Design

Author: Dermot McGuinne
Publisher: Ntal Print Museum
ISBN: 9780954379957
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Visual History of Type

Author: Paul McNeil
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780679761
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Visual History of Type is a comprehensive, detailed survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day. Arranged chronologically to provide context, more than 320 typefaces are displayed in the form of their original type specimens or earliest printing. Each entry is supported by a brief history and description of defining characteristics of the typeface. This book will be the definitive publication in its field, appealing to graphic designers, educators, historians, and design students. It will also be a significant resource for professional type designers and students of type.

Thinking with Type

Author: Ellen Lupton
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616893508
Format: PDF
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Our all-time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form--what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular companion website to Thinking with Type ( has been revised to reflect the new material in this second edition.


Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.