Type Matters! by Jim Williams
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This book might not have as many juicy color photos as the other books we’ve been giving away this week, but anyone who’s a type lover will really dig this book. “Type Matters!” by Jim Williams and published by Merrell Publishers is a jolly little soft-cover book that looks almost more like a notebook than a book you might read.
Filled with lots of knowledge, you’ll learn about the background of type design, how headlines and display types are set, about text setting and a lot of nitty gritty details about things like hanging punctuation and ligatures and diphthongs and other things typeface lovers and grammar nerds will enjoy.
“Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we’d all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good – and be as readable – as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing and visual centring mean, and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use, for all users of typography, from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer.” Read more about “Type Matters!” and purchase it from Merrell Publishers.
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