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Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

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Publisher Comments:

In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believe in working by hand. No longer relegated to designer's sketchbooks, hand-drawn type has emerged from the underground as a dynamic vehicle for visual communicationfrom magazine, book, and album covers to movie credits and NFL advertisements. As the practice and appreciation of hand-drawn type grows, its time to celebrate the work of those typographers whose every letterform is a work of art.

Hand Job collects groundbreaking work from fifty of today's most talented typographers who draw by hand. Graphic designer and hand typographer Michael Perry selects work representing the full spectrum of design methods and styles. Each hand-drawn work is entirely shaped by the artist's unique processevery one a carefully executed composition enhanced by unplanned "accidents" of line, color, and craft. Hand Job also includes photographs of found type,artists studios, and the tools that help make typography come to life. Whether you are looking to invigorate your design work or are just in need of a little offbeat inspiration, Hand Job will have you reaching for your favorite pen.

Book News Annotation:

This catalog features the work of 55 typographers who draw by hand. Perry, a graphic designer and typographer, presents the work alphabetically by typographer, along with short biographies of them, for whom or what the piece was done, and its media. Designs are for t-shirts, posters, typeface, advertisements, or come from personal projects or sketchbooks. Photos of the artists' studios, other type, places, and tools are included. The book lacks an index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Michael Perry is a graphic designer and typographer who has created hand-drawn type for such clients as Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, MTV, Rome SDS, Polyvinyl Records, and Amelia's magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568986265
Subtitle:
A Catalog of Type
Author:
Perry, Michael
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Typography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Printing
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Typography
Subject:
Type designers.
Subject:
Type and type-founding
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070830
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 1.125 in 2.2 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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