Kelly O'Keefe wrote:
> I VERY new to typography and I'm looking for resources on the web and
> other wise. What sites and books would you recommend for someone that's
> going to use Macromedia's Fontographer?
No matter what program you'll be working with, it will always
help to have a look at the general outline before. Two of my
favourites sites for introductions:
* Fontsite (www.fontsite.com), including a a tutorial on the dos
and dont's of typesetting, with a slight emphasis on web
* typoGRAPHIC (www.rsub.com/typo/index0.cgi), a site with both
exellent design and content.
They offer enough links to continue, depending on your main
interests (screen, modern, basic, metal...)
* Erik Spiekerman has written easy to read introductions, e.g.
"Stop stealing sheep & find out how type works".
(see amazon link below)
Especially for fontographer, but also interesting generally:
* Fontographer: Type by design
Both of them are in the top ten list of www.typebooks.org, so
have a look there to see what other typophiles regard as basic
* otl aicher: typographie. Wonderful, but I have no idea if or
where an English edition is available.
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