The organization of letters on a page or screen is a fundamental challenge for a designer. For those learning the craft or brushing up on typographic skills, Thinking with Type provides clear and concise guidance. The material is divided into three sections: letter, text and grid. Each section begins with a review of historical, technological and theoretical concepts, followed by practical exercises and examples. A companion website will provide supplemental material, including lesson plans and additional exercises. This title is part of the successful Design Briefs series.
Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Skin , Inside Design Now , and Mixing Messages , among others. She is currently director of the design program at Maryland Institute of Art and Design.