Design

Alan Kitching

A Life in Letterpress

Author: John L. Walters

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780677729

Category: Design

Page: 408

View: 5782

Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching. Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.
Graphic design (Typography)

Alan Kitching

A Life in Letterpress

Author: Alan Kitching,John L. Walters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780677743

Category: Graphic design (Typography)

Page: 408

View: 2764

Beautifully designed and quarter bound, this special edition monograph documents the work of the world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.
Graphic design (Typography)

Alan Kitching

A Life in Letterpress

Author: Alan Kitching,John L. Walters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780677736

Category: Graphic design (Typography)

Page: 408

View: 5255

This long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching. Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.
Art

An A-Z of Type Designers

Author: Neil Macmillan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300111514

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 3344

Review: "This illustrated A-Z features outstanding type designers from around the world, from Gutenberg to the present day. Arranged alphabetically by designer's name, the book contains over 260 biographical profiles. Entries are illustrated by key typefaces taken from a wide range of sources, including type specimens, original posters, private press editions and magazine covers, and also give a list of work and, where applicable, further reading references and a website address. An essential reference for typographers, graphic designers and students, the book also features a full index and eight short texts by leading typographers - Jonathan Barnbrook, Erik van Blokland, Clive Bruton, John Downer, John Hudson, Jean Francois Porchez, Erik Spiekermann and Jeremy Tankard - that cover a variety of different aspects of type design, including typeface revivals, font piracy, designing fonts for corporate identities and the role of nationality in type design."--BOOK JACKET
Design

Adventures in Letterpress

Author: Brandon Mise

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673332

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 2095

Tactile, retro, and idiosyncratic, hand-printed objects have an undeniable appeal, especially in a digital age. In recent years, the nearly obsolete craft of letterpress has been resurrected by artists and designers who have rescued cast-iron presses from basements and scrap yards. Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 examples of the resulting work: elegant cards, edgy broadsheets, and everything in between. Beautiful, humorous and sometimes just plain weird, the projects featured in the book perfectly illustrate the vibrant future of this once-endangered medium.
Crafts & Hobbies

Letterpress Now

A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods

Author: Jessica C. White

Publisher: Lark Crafts

ISBN: 9781454703297

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 3866

Explains how to use various types of presses, and includes twenty projects ranging from cards and calendars to stationery and masks.

True Print

Dafi Kühne

Author: Dafi Kühne

Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers

ISBN: 9783037785096

Category:

Page: 192

View: 6716

Dafi K�hne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital ways to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters. Using very different kinds of instruments, from a MacBook to a pantograph, for his compositions, he pushes the boundaries of design. Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop, K�hne embraces the labor involved in the entire process of creating a poster from initial idea to finished product. Fusing modern means with the century-old tradition of the letterpress, he forms a new vocabulary on how to communicate through type and form in a truly un-nostalgic way. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression: true print.
Business & Economics

A 21st-Century Guide to the Letterpress Business

How to Acquire, Restore, Operate, and Turn a Profit with Your Platen Press

Author: Marty Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603370066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 169

View: 9249

Letterpress continues to grow in popularity as a hobby, and also as a specialty printing service. Brown offers a broad overview of the contemporary letterpress business from the practical aspects of printing to standard business practices.
Letterpress printing

Reinventing Letterpress

Inspirational Pieces by Contemporary Practitioners

Author: Charlotte Rivers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782888930938

Category: Letterpress printing

Page: 192

View: 3199

Reinventing Letterpress is a lusciously tactile, desirable, take-anywhere bundle of letterpress work. Letterpress is in the throes of a revival, with designers and creatives of all kinds rediscovering the artistic opportunities this most traditional of printing techniques has to offer. The letterpress look taps into the popularity of the handmade aesthetic, and this book places this revitalized discipline in a modern context, showcasing beautiful examples of contemporary work, and profiling the craft’s most exciting practitioners. The book also includes a brief history of the craft and an overview of press set-ups and studios.
Design

A2Z+

Alphabets & Signs

Author: Julian Rothenstein

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616897079

Category: Design

Page: N.A

View: 1228

Now in its fourth iteration, revised and dramatically expanded with 130 new pages, A2Z+ remains the ultimate source for unusual, inventive fonts not found anywhere else. This spectacular updated version contains an abundance of newly-discovered material with over 130 new images, features the spectacular statistical charts of W. E. Du Bois and a wealth of rare graphics and ephemera. This off-beat collection is the perfect inspiration for designers, history buffs, artists, as well as casual readers interested in remarkable typefaces, symbols, and patterns
Design

Basics of Design: Layout & Typography for Beginners

Author: Lisa Graham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133714897

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 5605

This classic introduction to high-impact page design is now fully updated for a new generation of designers. Basics of Design: Layout and Typography for Beginners demystifies the design process with straightforward and complete explanations of the fundamental principles that create first-rate visual design. Readers learn essential design terminology and develop their knowledge and skills through visual examples and hands-on activities that reinforce page layout and typography concepts. Side-by-side critiques of before-and-after page layouts help readers understand how to apply design principles to their own efforts and point the way to excellence in design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Typography /[Wolfgang Weingart].

Author: Wolfgang Weingart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783907044865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

View: 1077

Both as a teacher and a designer, Wolfgang Weingart's influence on the development of typography since the 1970s is unparalleled. As the successor to Emil Ruder at the world-famous Schule fur Gestultung in Basel, he enhanced the rigor of Swiss Typography with experimental verve and creativity; he also put his innovative ideas to work for Typografische Monatsblutter. Countless designers in North America and Europe have been inspired by his teachings and lectures. In Typography, Weingart sums up an impressive lifework in 500 pages that describe his own development and the foundations of his teachings. This is a long-awaited book of epochal significance.

Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories

A Children's History of Art

Author: Michael Bird,Kate Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780676142

Category:

Page: 336

View: 7276

An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work. Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art. This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.
Art

Chantal Joffe

Personal Feeling is the Main Thing

Author: Chantal Joffe,Dorothy Price,Gemma Blackshaw

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786273673

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 8981

Personal Feeling Is the Main Thing sees the acclaimed British artist Chantal Joffe setting out on a journey with art historian Dorothy Price in the footsteps of the pioneering German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876 – 1907), the first female artist to paint a naked self-portrait. Returning to London, Joffe undertakes new paintings of her friends, the novelist and writer Olivia Laing and art historian Gemma Blackshaw, heavily pregnant. Richly illustrated with works from throughout Joffe's career – depicting her daughter Esme, friends, artists and writers – alongside works by Modersohn-Becker and Polaroids by Joffe of the artist's home in Worpswede, this book offers a rare window into Joffe's practice through the prism of Modersohn-Becker, working a century earlier. Revealing texts by Dorothy Price, Gemma Blackshaw and Olivia Laing further illuminate the integrity, as well as the psychological and emotional force Joffe brings to figurative painting. 'Though separated in time and place, Modersohn-Becker's intensity of vision still speaks directly to Chantal Joffe; both artists are invested in an unflinching approach to their subject matter. They are at once fierce and tender in their acuity.' – Dorothy Price
Design

The Visual History of Type

Author: Paul McNeil

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679761

Category: Design

Page: 672

View: 9847

The Visual History of Type is a comprehensive, detailed survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day. Arranged chronologically to provide context, more than 320 typefaces are displayed in the form of their original type specimens or earliest printing. Each entry is supported by a brief history and description of defining characteristics of the typeface. This book will be the definitive publication in its field, appealing to graphic designers, educators, historians, and design students. It will also be a significant resource for professional type designers and students of type.
Games

Jon Burgerman's Burgerworld

A Coloring Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678757

Category: Games

Page: 112

View: 5621

An exciting new coloring book from Jon Burgerman, taking you on a journey through a land of his doodle creations. Color and scribble and have fun as you and your pens make friends with strange monsters and doodles on your journey to Burgerworld! Contains a list of mind-boggling creatures and objects to tick off as you find them on your travels, and a page of crazy stickers.

My Life as a Work of Art

The Art World from Start to Finish

Author: Katya Tylevich,Ben Eastham

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678689

Category:

Page: 304

View: 4161

Why is this art? The world of contemporary art can seem intimidating, absurd, and self-obsessed, while the sums of money exchanged are baffling. Writing on contemporary art is often tortured and confused, ignoring the important questions: What is contemporary art? How does it relate to money and power? How is it made? Will it survive? To answer these questions, Katya Tylevich and Ben Eastham offer a series of short biographies on eight great works of twenty-first century art by Martin Creed, Barry McGee, Camille Henrot, Marina Abramovic, Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe, Erwin Wurm, Michaël Borremans, and Gregory Crewdson. They follow these paintings, films, installations, experiences, experiments, sculptures, and performances through all the key stages of their existence so far – from the delicate quiet of the studio to the grand chaos of the art world. A funny, engaging, personal guide through the world of art today, My Life as a Work of Art takes as its starting point the only really important thing: the work of art itself.
Design

Futura

The Typeface

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270931

Category: Design

Page: 520

View: 899

This is a stunning examination of one of the most popular typefaces ever created, Futura. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the story of Futura is a fascinating one. From its Bauhaus origins to its use as the first font on the moon in 1969, this book tells the story of how the typeface went from representing radicalism in design to dependability. It is durable and timeless, and is worthy of being rediscovered and celebrated.
Design

All About Yves

Author: Catherine Ormen

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271242

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 5520

Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world's most famous designers, who's haute couture collections have deeply marked society and revolutionized the image of women. All About Yves documents the life of this great designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent's key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines, and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and is essential reading for those with a passion for YSL.