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Typography Pocket Essentials

Alastair Campbell, Alistair Dabbs

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Photographic equipment & techniques, Typography & lettering, Prose: non-fiction

Typography is the most ubiquitous of the graphic arts, with all of us now having access to innumerable fonts and the typographic tools that can, in the right hands, lift any text from the mundane to the beautiful.

Opening with an overview of the history of the art, Typography Pocket Essentials introduces the key principles and techniques of typography, and presents 200 of the most useful and important fonts, making it a handy primer and essential reference guide all rolled into one.

- Learn the rich history of the art, from Gutenberg to Neville Brody and beyond
- Master the principles of effective typography and create beautiful documents yourself
- 200 key fonts are profiled for easy reference and rapid selection

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Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. A former 'Mind Champion of the Year', he is an ambassador for several mental health charities. In November 2017 he was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his role in breaking down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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