Thinking with Type, Third Edition

Fully revised and expanded, the third edition of Thinking with Type features dozens of new fonts, examples, exercises, insights, and tips. Every inch of this classic work has been updated and redesigned. With thirty-two more pages than the previous editions, this new volume is packed with additional content, including a wider range of typefaces, beautiful artifacts from the Letterform Archive, and more work by women and bipoc designers. Visual essays authored by leading experts explore a diverse array of writing systems.
Thinking with Type, 3rd Edition covers the basics and beyond, from typefaces and type families to kerning, tracking, balance, grids, alignment, and Gestalt principles. Lucid diagrams show how letters, words, and text can be spaced, ordered, and shaped. This accessible guide is essential reading for anyone working in, studying, or teaching graphic design, UI/UX, branding, or publishing.

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Ellen Lupton
Thinking with Type, Third Edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students
Princeton Architectural Press, 2024