25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$29.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Art- Typography
25 Local Warehouse General- General
25 Remote Warehouse Art- General

Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age

by

Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Seen in everything from wedding invitations and birth announcements to IOUs, menus, and diplomas, script typefaces impart elegance and sophistication to a broad variety of texts. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today’s designers. Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply, or symbolize certain traits linked to writing. Their fundamental characteristic is that all the letters, more or less, touch those before and after. Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare, and forgotten scripts from the United States, Germany, France, England, and Italy. Featuring examples from a vast spectrum of sources—advertisements, street signs, type-specimen books, and personal letters—this book is a delightful and invaluable trove of longoverlooked material.

Synopsis:

“For a type nerd, the only thing missing from Scripts is a centerfold of voluptuous Spencerian. . . . About ninety percent of the book is images, glorious images.” —Communication Arts

About the Author

Steven Heller is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism and MFA in Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts. For thirty-three years he was an art director at the New York Times, and currently writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review. He is contributing editor to Print, EYE, and Baseline magazines, and writes the popular blog THE DAILY HELLER. He is the author or editor of over 130 books on design and popular culture, including Design LiteracyDesign Disasters, and 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement and the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award for "Design Mind."     Louise Fili is a New York-based graphic designer specializing in food packaging, restaurant identities, logos, and book design.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500290392
Author:
Fili, Louise
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Heller, Steven
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
275 illustrations, 254 in color
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.75 in

Other books you might like

  1. 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design New Trade Paper $29.95
  2. Starting Your Career as a Freelance... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and...
    Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Typography
Featured Titles » General
Religion » Islam » General

Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500290392 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “For a type nerd, the only thing missing from Scripts is a centerfold of voluptuous Spencerian. . . . About ninety percent of the book is images, glorious images.” —Communication Arts
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.