Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 228 Pages, 6.3 × 7.48 × 0.39 in
Published: October 22, 2013
Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1452111022
ISBN - 13: 9781452111025
From the Publisher
With the desktop publishing revolution of the 1980s, typographic design came within the reach of anyone with a home computer. Since that time, we have seen a boom in the production of new fonts. This book takes stock of what was achieved during this protean period. Smeijers, a first-generation digital type designer, knows the possibilities of computer technology, but nevertheless argues for the continuing validity of the traditional skills of drawing and shape-making. He suggests that the trends of the recent past are already exhausted. As new industry standards are introduced, font design must again become a job for engineers rather than self-trained designers. The book concludes that the number of new fonts being introduced must be reduced, and it ends with a proposal for a new "moral code" for type designers.
About the Author
Melanie Wagner is a Certified Sommelier, teacher, and wine consultant living in Chicago, Illinois.