Inside paragraphs : typographic fundamentals / Cyrus Highsmith.

by Highsmith, Cyrus, 1973- [author.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : The Font Bureau, 2012.Description: 102 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 14 x 22 cm.ISBN: 9780965472203; 0965472205.Other title: Typographic fundamentals.Subject(s): Graphic design (Typography)Looking glass
Contents:
Introduction -- How type works -- How we read -- Letter space -- Word space & line space -- Paragraph settings -- Fine tuning -- Conclusion.
Note: "The body text in this book is set in Ibis Text. The headings are set in Scout. Both Ibis and Scout are original typeface series drawn by Cyrus Highsmith, available from Font Bureau. The captions were hand-lettered. The book was designed by Cyrus HIghsmith with help from Kent Lew. They used Adobe InDesign. Cyrus Highsmith drew the illustrations using all sorts of tools including a pencil, Adobe Photoshop, and RoboFont." -- Colophon.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Inside Paragraphs is about what goes on inside a paragraph of printed text. The goal is to help students train their eyes to see text as typographers do. It begins with general explanations of how type works and how we read. Then the author steps through the different kinds of space within a paragraph. Finally, it puts everything together with a discussion about paragraph settings. Typography began with paragraphs of printed text. Since then, it has evolved in all sorts of directions, sometimes leaving ink and paper behind entirely. But the printed paragraph is still a good starting point. Understanding what goes on inside provides a solid foundation on which to build. And that's what this book is meant to be -- a foundation. Inside Paragraphs is the book Highsmith always wanted when he was a student in his first typography course.

"The body text in this book is set in Ibis Text. The headings are set in Scout. Both Ibis and Scout are original typeface series drawn by Cyrus Highsmith, available from Font Bureau. The captions were hand-lettered. The book was designed by Cyrus HIghsmith with help from Kent Lew. They used Adobe InDesign. Cyrus Highsmith drew the illustrations using all sorts of tools including a pencil, Adobe Photoshop, and RoboFont." -- Colophon.

Introduction -- How type works -- How we read -- Letter space -- Word space & line space -- Paragraph settings -- Fine tuning -- Conclusion.

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