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Analytical Book Summaries for Creative Professionals

Here I publish concise summaries and analysis of books that focus on optimizing your life and living more intentionally. Written by Matt C Reynolds.

 

Analytical Book Summaries for Creative Professionals

Here I publish concise summaries and analysis of books that focus on optimizing your life and living more intentionally.

Browse by category: Art & Architecture, Creativity & Habits, Design & Typography, Fiction & Literature, Landscape & Memory, Technology & Society or View All

 
 

Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals by Kristin Cullen

 
 

The Book in 3 Sentences

This is the book I was looking for when I became interested in graphic design and typography. Think of this as an applied type fundamentals ‘field guide’ for designers, architects, and creative professionals. A visual representation of the essential language of type and typesetting; the building blocks and guiding principles of what you need to know to be a successful designer.

 
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A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding How Typography Affects Design

Kristin Cullen’s Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals is a visual representation of the essential language of type and typesetting. Think of this as an applied type fundamentals ‘field guide’ for designers, architects, and creative professionals. Topics include terminology, anatomy, typefaces, structure, grids and guides, type in context, and much more.

 
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Unlike many books in this genre, Cullen gives straightforward and specific examples rather than excessive text or fluff. What you won’t find: every typeface ever made, every beautiful book in the world, or excessive examples. Instead you will find the building blocks and guiding principles of what you need to know to be a successful designer.

 
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More from the designer’s website: https://www.kristincullen.com/designelements/