Designing Type Second Edition



ISBN: 9781786277480 Category:

Karen Cheng


This comprehensive guide to type design is hailed as a ‘must-have’ for typographers, graphic designers and students and has been fully refreshed and updated with the introduction of more contemporary typefaces, more explanatory diagrams and a closer connection between text and corresponding image.

The new edition of Designing Type also features 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. This is a valuable reference for both experienced professionals and novice designers.

Additional information

Weight 1005 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2020
Number of pages 248
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.9 cm
Weight 1005 g
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.