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Designing Type

Karen Cheng. Designing Type. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.

From the book's Amazon webpage:

One of the most essential tools of graphic design, typography influences the appearance of visual print materials perhaps more than any other component. This essential book explains the processes behind creating and designing type. Author Karen Cheng discusses issues of structure, optical compensation, and legibility, with special emphasis given to the often overlooked relationships between letters and shapes in font design.

Other editions published in 2006:

  • Laurence King Publishing (UK)
  • Verlag Hermann Schmidt (German)
  • Editorial Gustavo Gili/Unos Tipos Duros (Spanish)
  • Librairie Eyrolles (French)

Other editions published in 2014:

  • Posts & Telecom Press (Chinese)
  • Workroom Press (Korean)
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