Twentieth Century Type and Beyond

by Lewis Blackwell

Laurence King | November 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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This substantially revised edition of Lewis Blackwell''s classic study provides an up-to-date, decade-by-decade analysis of the issues that have shaped the history and development of typographic design. The book provides an informed and accessible guide to the typography of the twentieth century and the key questions that are shaping contemporary graphic practice. Subjects include the arrival of mass production, the development of the grid, the arrival of new media forms, and the role the launch of the Macintosh played in fostering a new generation of designers enfranchised by digital technology. Beyond the twentieth century, the digital sphere has grown exponentially, placing typographic decisions in the hands of ever more users of computers, smartphones, e-readers, and tablets. Blackwell discusses the strains this has placed on type, the fresh questions it has asked, and the way the forms of letters are evolving in response.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 232 Pages, 6.69 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: Laurence King

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780671156

ISBN - 13: 9781780671154

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Twentieth Century Type and Beyond

by Lewis Blackwell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 232 Pages, 6.69 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: Laurence King

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780671156

ISBN - 13: 9781780671154

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This substantially revised edition of Lewis Blackwell''s classic study provides an up-to-date, decade-by-decade analysis of the issues that have shaped the history and development of typographic design. The book provides an informed and accessible guide to the typography of the twentieth century and the key questions that are shaping contemporary graphic practice. Subjects include the arrival of mass production, the development of the grid, the arrival of new media forms, and the role the launch of the Macintosh played in fostering a new generation of designers enfranchised by digital technology. Beyond the twentieth century, the digital sphere has grown exponentially, placing typographic decisions in the hands of ever more users of computers, smartphones, e-readers, and tablets. Blackwell discusses the strains this has placed on type, the fresh questions it has asked, and the way the forms of letters are evolving in response.

About the Author

Lewis Blackwell is Chief Creative Officer of Evolve Images and the author of several critically acclaimed books. He was formerly the worldwide creative head of Getty Images and publisher and editor of Creative Review .
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