Divided into four sections—The Letter, The Word, The Paragraph, and The Page—the text is concise, compact, and easy to reference. Each of the 100 principles, which cover all practical aspects of designing with type, has an explanation and inspiring visual examples drawn from international books, magazines, posters, and more.
Typography Essentials is for designers of every medium in which type plays a major role, and is organized and designed to make the process enjoyable and entertaining, as well as instructional.
Ina Saltz is an art director, designer, writer, photographer, and professor (at The City College of New York) whose areas of expertise are typography and editorial publication design. She has written more than 50 articles on design and typography, contributed to 5 books by Steven Heller, and authored 15 essays for Phaidon's Archive of Graphic Design. She currently teaches classes on the business website Lynda.com. Ina served as the Design Director at Time magazine (International Editions), Worth magazine, Golf magazine, and others. Ina frequently lectures on topics related to magazine design and typography and has chaired, co-chaired, and judged numerous design and typography competitions. She is a two-term board member of the Type Directors Club. Ina is the author of the Body Type series of books on typographic tattoos, as well as Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type. She is a co-author of Typography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History and Practice of Typography, named one of the best reference books of 2012 across all subject matter by the American Library Association.