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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, Third Edition by Nigel French

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

When it comes to type, we are wide-eyed kids in a candy store. Our font menus are expansive and seductive, spanning centuries of typeface history and reflecting the glorious typographic contributions of different cultures, art movements, mass transit systems, and gifted (and often eccentric) individuals. However, with so many typefaces just a mouse click away, it’s easy to feel more overwhelmed than empowered by such a treasure trove.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably frittered away the best part of a day experimenting with this or that enticingly named font chosen almost randomly from a cast of thousands, only to find yourself dissatisfied with the results but not really knowing why. I hope that this book will help ...

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