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Design School: Type A Practical Guide for Students and Designers by Richard Poulin

Design School: Type A Practical Guide for Students and Designers

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Design School: Type A Practical Guide for Students and Designers by Richard Poulin

Design School: Type is an in-depth guide to the rules and practices of typography, you'll learn the essential skills of the professional typographer in the detail. Searching for a way to increase your skills as a typographer? This instructive guide, specially designed for students, recent graduates, and self-taught designers is a comprehensive introduction to typography. These guided lessons offer in-depth analysis of all the major areas of theory and practice used by experienced professional designers. Each section is interspersed with tests designed to help you retain the information they've covered, and a selection of relevant support files in popular design software formats so you can test yourself with provided demos. This guide to the rules and practices of typography avoids the temptation to stray into other areas of design technique, preferring to cover the essential skills of the professional typographer in the detail required to arm students and graduates with the knowledge needed for a successful start to their chosen career.

About the Author

Richard Poulin is cofounder, design director, and a principal of Poulin + Morris Inc. (, an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design consultancy located in New York City. His work has been recognized by major design organizations, competitions, and publications including the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Communication Arts, Graphis, Library of Congress, Type Director Club, and the New York Art Directors Club. Richard is a Fellow of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, the organization's highest honor, and is a past President and board member of the New York Chapter of AIGA. He is the author of Design School Type (Rockport Publishers, 2017) and Design School Layout (Rockport Publishers, 2018).

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Publication date

27th September 2017


Richard Poulin

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Rockport Publishers Inc.


240 pages


Graphic design
Typography & lettering



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