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Matthew Carter

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...Carter is a British type designer, born in London and often regarded as the most important typographer of the modern era, with a career spanning over five decades. His fonts include Helvetica Compressed, Bell Centennial, Georgia, Tahoma...

Jan Tschichold

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...Tschichold was a German typographer and type designer, educator, and writer, who was born in Leipzig, and worked in Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Basel, and London. “A designer of quite exceptional assurance in giving visual and material form...

Paula Scher

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...Paula Scher obtained a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and began her career as an art director in the 1970s and early 1980s. Her wide-ranging attitude that blurred the lines between pop culture, fine art, graphics and typography was very...

Max Bill

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...Swiss graphic and industrial designer, architect, painter, sculptor, writer, who worked in Zürich and Ulm, Bill studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1927 to 1928 under Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, and Wassily Kandinsky, an experience...

Margaret Calvert

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...Margaret Vivienne Calvert OBE is a typographer and graphic designer. Born in South Africa, Calvert moved to England in 1950 where she later studied at the Chelsea College of Art. In 1957, her Chelsea College tutor Jock Kinneir was appointed...

Wolfgang Weingart

Designer Biography

...Wolfgang Weingart is a German typographer and design educator, who worked in Basel. Wolfgang Weingart’s typography of the late 1960s and 1970s marks a key early reference point in the development of postmodern graphic design. He developed...

Edward Johnston

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...Uruguayan-born British typographer who devised the sans-serif font commonly used by London Transport until 1985 and introduced under Frank Pick and Christian Barman. Johnston was engaged to teach calligraphy at the Central School of Arts...

Hiromu Hara 原 弘

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...Japanese graphic designer Hara was an important graphic designer who worked before and after the Second World War. Hara studied the modern typographic theory of El Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, and Tschichold and introduced them to Japanese...

Space After / Space Before

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...A solid space set between linesA 2pt space applied after this lineA 10pt space applied before this line...

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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...The point formed at the top of a character such as ‘A’ where the left and right strokes meet. Some typefaces have exaggerated pointed apexes, while others are softer and rounded.This logo was created by Faydherbe/de Vringer for ZOVAR...