To make a graphic in Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop, yes, you can make images and snazzy shapes (yes, I did type snazzy..), but you can do so much with just TYPE.
After reading this, I dare you to open which ever graphics program you like best and create something using just typography. BIG&BOLD, small, and even tilt some of the words side ways. Why not? Even change the kerning. Making the letters squished close to each other sometimes forms a picture in it's self.
So, in short.. "The Complete Typographer" has some really great stuff in it. It'll take you to a whole different level with your art.
Where can I purchase this?
Amazon, I find lots through you!
Complete Typographer: A Manual for Designing with Type, 2nd Edition
I suggest looking through the used books! This book new seems quite expensive.. eep! I mean, buy it new at 100 bucks, or used at 6/7 bucks? Yeah. I wonder which. :)
Check out the first in the Books to Inspire! Series:
"The Imagineering Workout"
Have a wonderful day, friends!
*all opinions are my own*