Thinking with type

Ellen Lupton’s book Thinking With Type is supported by a useful and thought provoking Web site. A table links to short pages of information on various concepts to do with typography and page layout, mainly for printed pages. The table columns move along a logical sequence of scales (Letter – Text – Grid). There is a lesson activity for design teachers to download and use.

  • One page contains a flash animation that shows horrible things being done to characters.
  • Another page has a series of aphorisms relating to design. Alas, one of the wise sayings is “Make the shoe fit, not the foot”, and, yes this is on a page with a fixed width table based layout. The page has the title Dumb Quotes so perhaps the joke is on me afterall

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