Designing Type Second Edition

Karen Cheng


Designing Type is a comprehensive guide to type design, often hailed as a ‘must-have’ for typographers, graphic designers and students. In this revised edition, the author provides more in-depth discussion of the processes behind developing typefaces and the basic issues that need to be taken into consideration such as visual principles and letter construction, optical compensation and legibility, and the relationships between letters and shapes in a font. The book’s design has been refreshed with the introduction of more contemporary typefaces, more explanatory diagrams and a closer connection between text and corresponding image.

Creator Bio

Karen Cheng is professor in the Visual Communication Design programme at the University of Washington in Seattle where she teaches type design and typography. She is a professional designer and her work has been published in Communication Arts, Print and ID Journal.

Price £30.00
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 19 October 2020
Pages 248
Height 280mm
Width 216mm
Illustrations 275 colour illustrations
Rights World
ISBN-13 9781786277480