This page from Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type holds so much inspiration I just can't stand it. I never thought that dishes could be used to create the digital font and then to use the digital font made from plates as signage for an exhibition title. That is so cool! All I'm saying here is that looking at things in a very, very different way can lead to some awesome creativity.
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This book outlines and demonstrates basic type guidelines and rules through 100 entries, including choosing the typeface for the project, striving for rhythm and balance with type, combining typefaces, using special characters, and kerning and legibility. These essentials of type design are critical to the success of any job.
Ina Saltz is an art director, designer, writer, photographer and professor (of Electronic Design and Multimedia at The City College of New York) whose areas of expertise are typography and magazine design. For over 22 years, Ina was an editorial design director at Time Magazine (International Editions), Worth Magazine, and other magazines including Golf Magazine, Golf for Women Magazine, and Worldbusiness Magazine.
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