Type Crimes and Nerd Alerts!
When I first started dabbling with design, I didn’t know a thing about typography and was constantly trying to figure out why my text didn’t look like the text I saw in professional publications. I remember trying to fix this problem by changing the fonts thinking that was the problem but of course that never worked! If this sounds familiar, then you’ll definitely want to pick up the book, Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton. It’s an excellent overview of the history of typefaces and the principles of using them today. It includes great tips and tricks including highlighted Nerd Alerts (explanations and InDesign tips) and Type Crimes (common errors). Pick it up! I guarantee you’ll learn something from it! Or, if you’ve already read it, what did you think?