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How to Use Type by Lindsey Marshall


How to Use Type by Lindsey Marshall

This book is an introduction to the use of type in design for print and screen. It provides a creative, informative and practical introduction for those studying all pathways of graphic design. The authors discuss who uses type, where and when type is employed, audience and appropriateness of type and communication. The book includes basic information about type and its terminology, using typefaces, designing and communicating with type, colour and movement, experimentation with type and production issues. Throughout, examples are drawn from design for both print and screen. How to Use Type includes illustrated activities and case studies linked to key issues discussed in the text. This book offers an invaluable overview of an essential aspect of visual communication.

About the Author

Following a career as a freelance graphic designer, Dr Lindsey Marshall moved into higher education and took up a post as principal lecturer in visual communications. Lester Meachem has worked as a freelance illustrator and designer for many years. He is currently head of Visual Communication and Design & Applied Arts at the School of Art & Design, University of Wolverhampton. He teaches and leads the MA in Digital and Visual Communication. Lindsey and Lester are co-authors of How to Use Images, published by Laurence King in 2010.

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Publication date

14th January 2013


Lindsey Marshall

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Laurence King Publishing


208 pages


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