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New Ornamental Type: Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age

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Expressive lettering and illustrated words: here is a kaleidoscope of highly animated text and type from a broad spectrum of styles and effects. Psychedelia, Hip-Hop, Gothic, flowers, smoke, hair, electricity, and monuments are just a few of the creative allusions for the dramatic and intricate examples inspired by nature, history, and just about anything that is visually provocative. Beginning with an historical overview of ornamental type and how it has evolved through the major creative periods from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, the book includes hundreds of contemporary examples from around the world, organized into three sections: History Lesson, Au Naturel, and Eclectic. Each includes a brief essay introducing the background, influences, and outstanding aspects of the graphic work so beautifully displayed. is an essential reference for practitioners and students, and for anyone who appreciates the sheer delight of type as illustration.

Synopsis:

Words becoming pictures: a rich typographical resource of images and inspiration for designers.

About the Author

Steven Helleris co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His many previous books includeTypographic Universe, New Modernist Type, and Scripts.Gail Anderson is creative director of design at SpotCo, New York, and a former senior art director of Rolling Stone magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500515020
Author:
Heller, Steven
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Anderson, Gail
Subject:
Typography
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Typography
Subject:
Graphic design (Typography)
Subject:
Type and type-founding
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
272 color and 88 black-and-white illustr
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 1 in

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