Bob Gordon 1000 Fonts

ISBN 13: 9780711228498

1000 Fonts

9780711228498: 1000 Fonts

The fast way to a font that functions. By organizing fonts into categories by their major aspects of function, 1000 Fonts offers a fast way to find a typeface for the project at hand. Each font is marked with a range of icons that instantly identify its salient and supplementary features, with cross-references to direct you toward suitable alternatives. The book also contains a wealth of beautiful examples of fonts in action to demonstrate exactly how your selection of font will perform in practice. It includes: * Informative captions explaining the history and development of each font, its main features and functions. * Detailed profiles of notable font designers. * A comprehensive glossary of typographical terms. * An exhaustive list of resources, including type foundry contact information.

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Bob Gordon has experience in a wide range of graphic design including magazines, publishing, promotion and exhibition, the print and reprographics industry, and as a consultant for the British Government. Currently a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and a visiting lecturer at Kingston University, he also runs a freelance design consultancy. His published work includes Making Digital Type look Good and The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design, in collaboration with Maggie Gordon.


Introduction 6 The functional aspects of fonts: readability; voice; color; tasks and special features. Icons and cross-references. How to use the book, how it is structured. How the Book Works 8 Serif Text 10 Serif text fonts: Small x-heights Serif text fonts: Large x-heights Serif text fonts: Typewriter/slab serifs/Egyptians Serif text fonts: Narrow and economical Serif text fonts: Space greedy Serif text fonts: Expert sets Sans Serif Text 210 Sans Serif text fonts: general sans serif fonts Sans Serif text fonts: Large family sana Sans Serif text fonts: Sans serif and sans combos Sans Serif text fonts: Humanists Sans Serif text fonts: Useful Italics Sans Serif text fonts: Non aligning numeral fonts Display 310 Display fonts: Extended faces Display fonts: Condensed faces Scripts 360 Scripts: Copperplate/engraved variants Scripts: Handwriting variants Scripts: Copperplate/engraved variants Scripts: Comic strip Scripts: Signage/display/brush Billboard/Poster 410 Sans serif Serif Egyptian/woodletter style Mono Spaced 420 Other than typewriter, those that have a fixed common character widths. Useful for simple display systems, and, error free, optical character recognition situations. Screen 430 Web-friendly Pixel constructed fonts In-Line & Stencils 440 Single width strokes or broken strokes as usually associated with stencilling. Ornamentals 450 A range of ornamental options. Symbols & Dingbats 460 A range of symbols, dingbats, and wingdings. Fun Fonts 470 These are in great abundance and only a small selection is shown here. Illustrative Fonts 480 A range of illustrative fonts. Font designer biographies 490 Glossary 498 Resources 504 Font Index 506 Acknowledgements 512

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