The Art of Typography : an Introduction to Typo-icon-ography by Martin Solomon

The Art of Typography : an Introduction to Typo-icon-ography
ISBN 0823002853
  • Author:
    Martin Solomon
  • Title:
    The Art of Typography : an Introduction to Typo-icon-ography
  • Category:
  • Subcategory:
    Graphic Design
  • ISBN13:
  • Publisher:
    Watson-Guptill; First Edition edition (January 1, 1986)
  • Pages:
  • Size PDF version
    1466 kb
  • Size FB2 version
    1298 kb
  • Size EPUB version
    1948 kb
  • Rating:
  • Votes:
  • Other Formats:
    rtf lit doc lrf
Explores the aesthetics of effective typographic design--line, mass, texture, planes, and tonal value--and includes a comparative chart of more than two hundred typefaces

I have Martin's class this semester. Great guy and teacher, he is very good at explaining typography in a vivid, easy to absorb way. He is very open to new things unlike the other old school typographer. He can give one simple piece of advice and make your design stronger.I read this book briefly before this semester, I could not stop until I had to leave my friend's house. Most typography books I have come across are very arrogant and trying to be sophisticated. Martin's book is very down to earth and inspiring. There are some assignments at the end of the book. They are simply fun to do... A must have for beginners(I wished this was my first typography book) to advance typographers. The only thing is that this book is in black and white... some colors would be nice
Lot of good material here on all aspects of design, focused in on the broad subject of typographic design. A must for any dedicated typographer or designer.