Listening to Type : Making Language Visible, Paperback / softback Book

Listening to Type : Making Language Visible Paperback / softback


With this visually stunning primer, designers will develop the skills and vision to produce truly innovative, eye-catching type design.

All the basics of type design are covered, and in-depth information is provided on more advanced topics such as the differences between type applications, how typography creates identity, and what best inspires readers.

Chapters cover: The language of type Space and type Typographic unity What makes readers respond Type and identity Evolving type treatments Readability and legibility A timeline of the evolution of writing and typography Designer Alex W.

White packs the pages with fifteen hundred images--modern and ancient, specially created and found--that illustrate typographic concepts and continue to yield more complexity and connectivity with each viewing.

Listening to Type proves that type is much more than groups of letterforms on a page; it is a language with the ability to convey meaning and evoke emotions beyond the spoken words it symbolizes. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more.

While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive.

We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 1500 color photos
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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  • Category: Graphic design
  • ISBN: 9781621535355



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