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Contemporary Processes of Text Typeface Design

1st Edition

By Michael Harkins


160 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367247188
pub: 2020-06-01
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This book addresses the paucity of published research that specifically deals with knowledge of text typeface design processes.

Dr. Michael Harkins uses a grounded theory methodology to render a tripartite theory, including explanation and description of the processes of text typeface design based upon the evidence of subject specific expert knowledge, including world-leading practitioners 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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Research in Design Studies

Routledge Research in Design Studies is a new series focusing on the study of design and its effects using analytical and practical methods of inquiry. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / History / General
DESIGN / General
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / General
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Typography
DESIGN / History & Criticism