What kind of typeface should I use? How big do I set it? How should those letters, words and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered and shaped? Thinking With Type answers these questions and more, providing clear guidelines for Designers, Writers, Editors and Students on how best to arrange their written content.
Type is the foundation of print and web design. Everything you need to know about thinking with type, you will find here. This richly detailed update to the classic text belongs on the shelf of every designer, writer, editor, publisher, and client.” -Jefferey Zeldman-
Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form—what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words.
An official web site is set up as a classroom companion to Thinking With Type. Lupton has provided a syllabus, sample chapters, exercises and handouts for download in high-res PDF format. If you’re still not convinced about the quality of this title yet, I would suggest you head over to the site to download the sample pages and judge for yourself.
Compared to the more common encyclopaedic approach to design theory books, Thinking With Type is easy to understand, engaging and fun to read. The tone of this book is what really makes it special and is why I can’t recommend it enough.
Fin this book on Amazon:
Favourite ‘handwriting/handwritten’ fonts (a resource list):yore | before breakfast | amatic | vinchand | sketch block | a gentle touch | trashHand | sunshine in my soul | return to sender | windsor hand | riddle | architects daughter | southern aire | gunny handwriting | janda elegant | jack story | always forever | pea naenae | rage italic | journal | jellyka estrya’s handwriting | art brewery | londrina | jenna sue | pacifico | housegrind | mixtape mike | bernard | skinny latte | green surf | Voluplate | beautiful
The Good Life by Marcus WilliamsonFree Font available
A couple of my followers have asked what my favourite fonts are. So, here are some of the ones I am fond of…
Justus . Dubiel . Problems
Lavanderia . Archivo Narrow . Parchment
CanCan de Bois . Jellyka le Grand Saut . EdmondSans
Georgia . Dearest Script . Orial
Pappo’s Blues Band . Seedy Motel . Men In Black
Impact Label + Reverse . Lainie Day . Bebas
Futura Medium . Shaun of the Dead . Tall Films
1942 Report . Byron
I hope you enjoy! x
16 Thin/Romantic fonts;
Journal, Brain Flower, Mathilde, Wonderful Phonograph, Halo Handletter, Simplesnails, Silent Reaction, Easy Rider, Popular Invite, Mossy, Haikus Script, Aracne, Second Lyrics, Rags to Riches, Ma Sexy, Heina’s Hurry.
Do you like ampersands? How about a free set of hand-drawn ampersands and ornaments?
Free font: Bookeyed Sadie Ampersands on MyFonts
Saturday some anon asked me for font recs, and here they are: