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WebWorks typography
Mills, Jason.
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Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.
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Z246 .M6 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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"No typographer or graphic designer has time to survey and compile the ever-growing collection of type-oriented sites on the WorldWide Web. That's why WebWorks: Typography and its accompanying direct-to-Web CD-ROM are indispensible resources for type, providing a broad sample of the character sets created by the new breed of type designer." "The international roster includes highly-skilled, experienced artisans and type foundries such as T-26, Emigre, and the International Typeface Corporation as well as high-school-aged letterers such as Rob Dobi of Toxic Type and Christoph Mueller who are rewriting the rules of both typeface design and distribution. Each designer tells what spurred his or her interest in font creation, discloses who or what fuels their typographic imagination, and presents sage advice for young aspiring designers who want to try their hand at type design."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Artists never stop learning about technique, materials, ways of seeing, and how to develop a unique approach to even the most common subjects, and books such as these provide pertinent information and invaluable inspiration. Each of these titles, whether they are high-quality how-to books or treasuries of answers to technical questions and outstanding aesthetic examples, combine illustrations with text in a way that will broaden every artist's horizon. Anderson, an accomplished painter with diverse experience, fields 106 detailed queries about the versatility and difficulties of using watercolors, creating a wide-ranging, easy-to-use reference source. A Gallery of Marine Art also qualifies as reference but of a very different sort. Editor McClish, a boatbuilder and a sailor as well as a painter, has selected 130 contemporary watercolors, oils, acrylics, and pastels depicting the sea and ships in every type of light, mood, and weather, proving that the tradition of marine painting remains vital and significant. Drawing is the foundation for all visual arts, and illustrator and art instructor Hammond chooses two challenging and popular subjects to focus on: fashion models and sports figures. In the fashion-model book, she presents techniques for drawing fabric; for the athletes, she concentrates on bodies in motion. With the number of people accessing the World Wide Web doubling every few months, Web site graphics have become a crucial subject for designers. Web Works focuses on type fonts, one of the most important facets of design, and offers cutting-edge advice and a wealth of examples. And finally, Wolf, who has edited many superb fine-art books, brings us to the very essence of painting. She reminds us that "without light, there is no art," then reveals the subtle processes nine consummate artists use to render light in all its splendor. --Donna Seaman