Thank you for tuning in to my book review series... I am not receiving these books complimentary from authors or publishers... so rest assured these are my honest thoughts regarding each book.
I read through "Thinking With Type" over the last 10 days and I have to say that this is a well written book. It is easy to understand, the graphics illustrate what the author is writing about, and overall, this is a nice read. This book would be the type of book I would dream about if I was a college student.
This book covers a lot of ground. There are definitions for strange terms you may have seen in your editing programs, which I found very helpful. What will I get out of this book? I can apply my new-found information to all future writing projects I complete.. Not too shabby. There were also helpful references to InDesign, which I have used to write my last handful of online workshop PDFs. (An unexpected bonus!)
In addition to what I would call the "scholastic' information contained in this book, there are many examples of type as they relate to the information in the book..
Long-time readers of my blog know that I am a strong believer of finding out everything there is to know about a subject before diving in to that subject.. This book may have been a touch too technical for my current design status, but there is no doubt that following all the way through with this book was not a waste of my time.
So there you have it. See you for the next book report.