I am always looking for interesting ways to incorporate type into my art, whether it be an alter art page or a greeting card, so I often turn to graphic design books like Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type for some insight. These two pages are filled with the mechanics of good and interesting design.
These pages from Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type have some great points on the subject of systematizing type hierarchy on a page. Click on the images to enlarge and read about these two different ways to organize type on a page and create an understandable path.
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This comprehensive 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. Her areas of expertise are typography and magazine design, and for more than 22 years, she 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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