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6. Emotion or information?

6. Emotion or information?  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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9780191796739
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10.1093/actrade/9780199211296.003.0006
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We are surrounded by a typographic environment. Typography is present not just in the printed matter that we read, but also in all our interactions with computers and mobile devices, with ... More
4. Genre and layout

4. Genre and layout  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Layout is the arrangement of material on a page or screen that articulates the text we are reading. The earliest forms of the book provided a linear visual presentation, with little if any ... More
7. Making typography legible

7. Making typography legible  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Reading is a complex process whereby we identify and transform a written message into meaning so that we can respond to it. How do we evaluate how easy a piece of typography is to read? ... More
1. Perfect letters

1. Perfect letters  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Typography is design for reading; a set of visual choices designed to make a written message more accessible, more easily transmitted, more significant, or more attractive. Some letters are ... More
5. Picture language

5. Picture language  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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For centuries, images were regarded as inferior to language and seen as an embellishment or decoration, despite their undoubted power to transmit information. This held back the development ... More
8. Positive typography

8. Positive typography  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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9780191796739
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10.1093/actrade/9780199211296.003.0008
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What should we keep in mind while designing, and what are the benefits of designing in a multimedia, global era? ‘Positive typography’ explains that the designer needs to listen to, and act ... More
2. Practical letters

2. Practical letters  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780199211296.003.0002
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Written communication cannot rely on only one style of letter to function. A single alphabet might suffice if we were looking at Roman inscriptions, but in any kind of modern publication, ... More
3. Presenting language

3. Presenting language  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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‘Presenting language’ considers the visual presentation of language. Using the schema developed by Michael Twyman, it shows how graphic language can be presented by considering the method ... More

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