Stop stealing sheep & find out how type works

200 pages

English language

Published Feb. 24, 2003 by Adobe Press.


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If you already agree that "typography is an important element of written communication" then there doesn't seem to be too much here. There's some talk about kerning, tracking, font weights, and their effects on how a piece of text feels. However, I don't have as sensitive of an eye as Spiekermann so the examples showcasing an obviously better or worse chunk of type didn't work so well for me. I could have done with a bit more hand-holding and in-depth analysis of how different fonts had different characters, or how the way one piece of text was set mattered to the reader, etc.


  • Type and type-founding.
  • Typography.