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The Resource Reading letters : designing for legibility, Sofie Beier

Reading letters : designing for legibility, Sofie Beier

Label
Reading letters : designing for legibility
Title
Reading letters
Title remainder
designing for legibility
Statement of responsibility
Sofie Beier
Title variation
Designing for legibility
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This title will help type designers create high-legibility typefaces and graphic designers determine the optimal typeface for a given project. 'Reading Letters' is an engaging compilation of knowledge from the design and scientific communities, supplemented by visual examples of legibility
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
686.224
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z250.A4
LC item number
B44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Reading letters : designing for legibility, Sofie Beier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Royal College of Art) presented under title: Typeface legibility : towards defining familiarity
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Test methods : Readers' preferences ; Continuous reading ; The search task ; Visual accuracy threshold -- Understanding reading : Letter identification ; Word superiority effect ; Word wholes ; Parts, wholes and context -- Legibility in history -- Theories on letter structure : Edward Johnston ; Gerrit Noordzij ; Frank E. Blokland --- Stroke and contrast in history : The Old Style stroke ; Romain du Roi ; The Baskerville stroke ; The Didone stroke ; The geometric stroke -- The individual letter : Internal letter relations ; Scientific results ; Designers' ideas -- Type for text sizes : Block text ; Proportions ; The M-formula ; Ink and printing ; Type for screen ; Scaling -- Type for distance viewing : Compensation for loss of details ; Proportions -- The capitals : Roman inscriptions ; Relative width ; Which is more legible? -- Sans or serif? Arguments in favour of the serif ; Scientific findings ; Familiarity of the sans serif -- Hanging and ranging numerals -- The italic evolution : The Cancelleresca italic ; The development of the Didone italic ; Cursive italic & sloped roman -- Letter spacing -- Familiarity in history : Reading and writing in the middle ages ; Blackletter and Latin types ; The Civilité type ; John Baskerville and his peers ; Didone and the French Revolution -- The validation of legibility
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9789063692711
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012463024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn751739979
  • (OCoLC)ocn889275693
Label
Reading letters : designing for legibility, Sofie Beier
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Royal College of Art) presented under title: Typeface legibility : towards defining familiarity
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Test methods : Readers' preferences ; Continuous reading ; The search task ; Visual accuracy threshold -- Understanding reading : Letter identification ; Word superiority effect ; Word wholes ; Parts, wholes and context -- Legibility in history -- Theories on letter structure : Edward Johnston ; Gerrit Noordzij ; Frank E. Blokland --- Stroke and contrast in history : The Old Style stroke ; Romain du Roi ; The Baskerville stroke ; The Didone stroke ; The geometric stroke -- The individual letter : Internal letter relations ; Scientific results ; Designers' ideas -- Type for text sizes : Block text ; Proportions ; The M-formula ; Ink and printing ; Type for screen ; Scaling -- Type for distance viewing : Compensation for loss of details ; Proportions -- The capitals : Roman inscriptions ; Relative width ; Which is more legible? -- Sans or serif? Arguments in favour of the serif ; Scientific findings ; Familiarity of the sans serif -- Hanging and ranging numerals -- The italic evolution : The Cancelleresca italic ; The development of the Didone italic ; Cursive italic & sloped roman -- Letter spacing -- Familiarity in history : Reading and writing in the middle ages ; Blackletter and Latin types ; The Civilité type ; John Baskerville and his peers ; Didone and the French Revolution -- The validation of legibility
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9789063692711
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012463024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn751739979
  • (OCoLC)ocn889275693

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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