Famous Typographer Launches his Design Books in Free, Digital Format

By Mani O’Brien

As an up-and-coming graphic design or digital media professional, it’s important to know the pioneers of your industry to stay informed with news and events affecting the design industry today. At FIDM, we try to keep you up-to-date in the latest happenings in the graphic design and digital media related fields to keep you informed. Something interesting happening this year is the launch of a free digital copy of Dot-font: Talking about Design, by well-renowned typographer John D. Berry. The book series was originally published in 2006 by Mark Batty Publisher and is a collection of essays on design, (graphic and otherwise). The digital books are available in three formats: Microsoft Word, Plain Text and PDF format for online reading purposes. Unfortunately, if you want to check out the illustrations from the book, you’ll have to buy the printed original, but this free digital version is a great option if you’re on a student’s budget. “We all live in the midst of design every day; we might as well pay attention to it, and turn an observant and critical eye on what’s around us,” says Berry who has worked in editing and typography in Seattle, New York and San Francisco for the past 25 years.  For more information on the Dot-font series, click here.

To download Dot-font: Talking about Design: [Click here]

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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