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On Stone: The Art and Use of Typography on the Personal Computer

Sumner Stone

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ISBN 10: 0938491415 / ISBN 13: 9780938491415
Published by Bedford Arts, Publishers, 1991
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION, first printing, stated. Designed by Brian Wu, Foreword by Jack W. Stauffacher. 4to. 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. 112 pp. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white including numerous type face specimens; text clean, un-marked. Blind-stamped red cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket price clipped. Near Fine. "From 1984 to 1990 Sumner Stone was director of typography at Adobe Systems, whose development of computer-based type fonts combined with its PostScript language and software to revolutionize the potential of desktop publishing. From this vantage point Stone was in a unique position to observe, and contribute to, the dizzying advances in technology that transformed the tradition-bound history and practice of typography from the specialty of the few to the tool of the many." From the jacket flap. Bookseller Inventory # JC4P-137

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Title: On Stone: The Art and Use of Typography on ...

Publisher: Bedford Arts, Publishers

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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The three chapters in this beautifully designed book address three fundamental needs of type users. The first chapter provides a grounding in the origins & evolution of typography, & describes Stone s process in designing his typefaces on, & for, the computer. Chapter 2 offers a wide-ranging series of graphic examples of the ways in which type & design can be used in many contexts. Stone comments on the designs, & Brian Wu, the book s graphic designer, shares his thoughts about the typographic issues. In the final chapter, all 18 members of the Stone type family are exhibited in the style of formal specimens.

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