Typography: Theory and Practice

For the practicing typographer, any interest shown in theory tends to be an indulgence restricted to “spare time.” The practical process of typography is so vulnerable to the pressures of time that anyone who admits to thinking might simply be accused of not working hard enough.

Typography and Communication

Typographic decision-making begins when children start to write, although most children today also encounter DTP software from a very early age at school as well as in the home.

Print for Partial Sight

Changes in typography affect adult readers much more than children (although print requirements for younger or partially sighted children might be more critical).


It is essential for all print and multimedia designers to have a firm grasp of both the technicalities and aesthetics of typography if they are to successfully deliver a message.

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