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A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students

The definitive guide to using classic typographic concepts of form and structure to make dynamic compositions for screen-based applications.

Covering a broad range of technologies, from electronic publications and websites to videos and mobile devices, this hands-on primer presents information to help designers make critical creative decisions, including how to choose typefaces for the screen, how to style beautiful, functional text and navigation, how to apply principles of animation to text, and how to generate new forms and experiences with code-based operations.

Type on Screen is an essential design tool for anyone seeking clear and focused guidance about typography for the digital age.

Edited by Ellen Lupton

Researched, written, and designed by a team of designers at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), who explored the role of typography across a spectrum of contemporary digital practices.

Design direction by Brian Pelsoh
Book design concept by Brian Pelsoh with Nico Kremersohf and Aviv Lichter
Design by Brian Pelsoh, Young Sun Compton, and Javier Lopez
Cover design by Noel Cunningham

Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2014

Softcover, 208 pages, 200 color and 75 b&w images, 7 × 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-61-689170-1