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Thinking with Type, Second, Revised, Expanded Edition Ellen Lupton

Thinking with Type (Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition)

A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

Ellen Lupton

Details: Paperback
Size: 7 X 8.5 IN
Pages: 224
Color: 100
Publication Date: 09/22/2010
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568989693


"Thinking with Type is to typography what Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time is to physics." —I Love Typography


The best-selling definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen, is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. This revised edition of Thinking with Type includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering.

Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form--what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular companion website to Thinking with Type ( has been revised to reflect the new material in this second edition.

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.