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Little Book of Lettering

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Publisher Comments:

In an increasingly digital and impersonal world, hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus, as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design, writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate.

This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook, covering:

  • Typography basics, including history and trends
  • Fearless self-expression through playfulness
  • Embracing the creative process, including tips from top illustrators and the art of “sketchploration”
  • Inspiration for adding personal touches to any kind of handlettered text

Creative prompts encourage readers to invent their own serifs, make lettering from found objects, collage with found type, recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering, play with shading and perspective, and more.

Featuring a lively (and hand-lettered) design and engaging exercises, the book will appeal to designers and illustrators as well as doodlers, hobbyists, and anyone who enjoys putting real pen to real paper.

Synopsis:

Typography is always one of the designer's first considerations when it comes to making a statement, and in recent years the world of lettering and type has exploded in an unprecedented wave of creative discovery. Contemporary artists, typesetters, and designers of all kinds are exploring new horizons in illustrated and hand-drawn lettering, digitally rendered lettering, and 3D lettering. This collection—large in scope but petite in size—surveys the recent lettering renaissance, showcasing a diverse range of talent in gorgeous, eye-catching examples and profiling today's innovators. In a stunning little package that expertly combines a handmade feel with a modern aesthetic, this is the ultimate inspirational collection of contemporary lettering for design buffs and type enthusiasts alike.

About the Author

Emily Gregory is a book designer, educator, and blogger. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452112022
Author:
Gregory, Emily
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Author:
Vanko, Cristina
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Calligraphy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.38 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Typography is always one of the designer's first considerations when it comes to making a statement, and in recent years the world of lettering and type has exploded in an unprecedented wave of creative discovery. Contemporary artists, typesetters, and designers of all kinds are exploring new horizons in illustrated and hand-drawn lettering, digitally rendered lettering, and 3D lettering. This collection—large in scope but petite in size—surveys the recent lettering renaissance, showcasing a diverse range of talent in gorgeous, eye-catching examples and profiling today's innovators. In a stunning little package that expertly combines a handmade feel with a modern aesthetic, this is the ultimate inspirational collection of contemporary lettering for design buffs and type enthusiasts alike.
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