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Type Now: A Manifesto
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hyphen Pr
Publication date January 1, 2004
Pages 144
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780907259244
ISBN-10 0907259243
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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9780907259244 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
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