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MICA Design Faculty Update Classic Typography Text

Sandra Maxa and Mark Sanders have produced Typographic Design: Form and Communication (6th edition)

Posted 12.09.14 by Library staff, Graduate Studies

After two years of research, writing and design, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design Director Sandra Maxa and Graphic Design faculty Mark Sanders are pleased to announce the release of the 6th Edition of Typographic Design: Form and Communication.

First published in 1985, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to typography as a communication tool, and includes a wide array of illustrations, charts, images and type samples, featuring the work of MICA Graphic Design graduate and undergraduate students.

Sandra Maxa and Mark Sanders were recently interviewed by Ned Drew of AIGA Design Educators Community. Read the interview to learn about Maxa and Sanders' process of re-envisioning the book, or visit the authors' website for a synopsis of their changes.

Typographic Design: Form and Communication is available in the Decker Library at call number Z246 .C217 2015 Quarto. It is also available for purchase at Amazon.com and Wiley Publishing.

NEWS FLASH: If you purchase the book from Amazon .com using the Buy it Now link within the Decker Library's catalog, the Library will receive a donation.

 - Step one: From the catalog record for this (or any) book, click on Buy it Now, which links to an Amazon.com page tied to the Decker Library.

 - Step two: Purchase the book -- and any other items from Amazon.com! -- and the Decker Library will receive a donation proportionate to your purchase amount.

From Wiley Publishing:
Typographic Design: Form and Communication (Sixth Edition) is the latest update to the classic typography text that covers all aspects of designing with type. Revised to reflect the shift in graphic design conception and understanding, the book contains a brand-new exploration of typography in media versus typography in motion, and provides the latest information on emerging trends and technology in the design process. Full-color images showcase recent design examples and a companion website features a robust collection of resources for students and instructors. Striking a balance between fundamental information and pivotal new knowledge and ideas, the book provides the perfect basis for engaging new learners as well as seasoned professionals.