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Bolter, J. D. (2001). Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print. Second Edition. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Holst-Larkin, J. (2006). Personality and type (but “not” a psychological theory!). Business Communication Quarterly, 69(4), 417-421. Retrieved from ERIC database. (EJ798322)

Hughes, L., & Wilkins, A. (2000). Typography in children’s reading schemes may be suboptimal: Evidence from measures of reading rate. Journal of Research in Reading, 23(3), 314-24. Retrieved from ERIC database. (EJ624606)

Schriver, K. A. (1997). Dynamics in document design: Creating texts for readers. New York: John Wiley.

Seddon, T., & Waterhouse, J. (2009).  Graphic design for non-designers. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

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“Typography” banner retrieved from:

“Dear Typography” poster retrieved from:

Video clips


Typography School:

Helvetica Trailer:

Helvetica documentary clip – Wim Crouwel:

Helvetica in Motion:

“Linotype: The Film” Official Trailer:

Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop:

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