Contemporary Processes of Text Typeface Design  book cover
1st Edition

Contemporary Processes of Text Typeface Design

ISBN 9780367247188
Published May 28, 2020 by Routledge
164 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book addresses the paucity of published research specifically dealing with knowledge of text typeface design processes.

Dr Michael Harkins uses a Grounded Theory Methodology to render a tripartite theory resulting in explanation and description of the processes of text typeface design based upon the evidence of subject specific expert knowledge from world-leading practitioners, including Matthew Carter, Robin Nicholas, Erik Spiekermann, and Gerard Unger.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in design research, design epistemology, design process, typography, type design, information design and graphic design.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction;  2. Historical Context;  3. Processes of text typeface design: An Introduction;  4. Trajectorizing;  5. Homologizing;  6. Attenuating;  7. Discussion;  8. Conclusion

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Michael Harkins is Course Leader of MA Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth.