NSCAD DSGN-1000-2: Fall 2019
Tools for Digital Designing
- Thinking with Type is an excellent introduction to typography.
- InDesign Video Tutorials by Adobe
- Lynda.com: InDesign for Complete Beginners - sign up for free access with a free Halifax Public Library membership.
- Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton, is a readable introduction to typography, with accompanying web site, thinkingwithtype.com. The section on grids is particularly good.
- Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, Erik Spiekermann. A concise, funny (in places) opinionated (everywhere) introduction to choosing, using and abusing typefaces. The link is to the 4th edition (forthcoming) but the 3rd edition is available.
- The Elements of Typographical Style, Robert Bringhurst. A long, serious and well-written reference to using type. Belongs on the desk of every serious publication designer.
- InDesign Type, Nigel French. A "how-to" book teaching you how to apply good typographical principles in Indesign. The best book I've found on working effectively with type in InDesign.