Mastering Type

Fresh out of college, I worked with talented graphic designers who graduated from Kutztown University Communication Design. Hung Nguyen, an alum from Kutztown, was one of my early mentors when I worked briefly at Triple Strength.

When I picked Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design off the shelf, I was excited that the author, Denise Bosler, is the professor of communication design at Kutztown. This book is a pleasure read. It starts out with a brief history of type, then progresses to letter, word, sentence, paragraph, page and screen. From kerning, tracking, leading, word spacing, aligning to legibility and readability, the book provides insightful guides and the best parts are the good-vs.-bad illustrations. Well done!