Re[2]: Typographic literacy

Subject: Re[2]: Typographic literacy
From: Barb Miller <millerb -at- TCPLINK -dot- NREL -dot- GOV>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 07:39:19 MDT

Dave Prior wrote:

>Begging the question: How does a hard working, no freetime, techwriter
>aquire typographic literacy? Anyboy got an idea?


Paul recommended:

_The Elements of Typographic Style_, by Robert Bringhurst, 1992,
Hartley & Marks, ISBN 0-88179-033-8 (pbk), 254 pp.

I recommend:

_ABC's of Type_ by Allan Haley, 1990, Watson-Guptill Publications,
ISBN 0-8230-0053-2, 128 pp.

The author discusses type families and their attributes (weight,
proportion, angle, surface texture, and design). He talks about type
classifications, gives little history lessons for several type
families, and gives examples of where to use a particular typeface.

Barb Miller
millerb -at- tcplink -dot- nrel -dot- gov


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