From Calligraphy to Typography
Author: Viction Workshop
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
Handstyle Lettering puts the best in contemporary hand-lettering on display with artist profiles as well as broad surveys of handcrafted typographic projects used for signage, logos, invitations and more. The on-trend pieces within exist at the intersection of art, typography and design; their creators help lend authenticity and style to corporate identities, or allow small brands and individual projects distinguish themselves from competitors with elegance and flair. The collection is complemented with break-downs of calligraphic type and alphabet practice guides.
A Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals & Typographers
Author: Christian P. Acker
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
Graffiti is one of the last strongholds of highly refined penmanship. The most reviled and persecuted form of graffiti, the tag, is seldom appreciated for its raw beauty, balance, and skeletal form. Within these pages, some of the most accomplished writter offer their complete alphabets. Christian Acker presents these lettering samples is a clean, formal manner, evoking classic type specimens and calligraphy manuals.
Author: Martina Flor
Through easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, plenty of inspirational examples, and hundreds of sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows how to transform initial lettering concepts and sketches into a well-shaped, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be published and sold. Learn how to train your typographic eye by studying lettering samples and the anatomy of letters; explore concepts of hierarchy, composition and flourishes; and discover the many different ways of creating letter shapes. In addition, Flor explains the process of creating a lettering project step by step - from start to finish, from analogue to digital - and gives valuable tips about how to make a career as a lettering artist.
See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector
Author: Jessica Hische
Publisher: Chronicle Books
This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
Custom Lettering in Graphic Design
Author: Shaoqiang Wang
Publisher: Edizioni Flamant
Within the world of graphic design, lettering is basically illustrating with words, phrases or numbers in order to convey unique visual personality to our message. After decades of using software as their exclusive work tool, graphic designers today are re-discovering the creative and expressive power of handmade letters: lettering has a distinctive visual and physical effect, and provides endless possibilities of expressing ideas through a more artful use of type, texture and volume. This results in more personal, timeless effects and a richer aesthetic experience. Scripted collects a wide diversity of proposals produced by graphic designers and typographers from around the world using custom lettering.
Unique Typographic Design in Sketchbooks, in Print, and On Location Around the Globe
Author: Alex Fowkes
Learn what type can say about a brand or product Expressive Type showcases the work of major international designers working with typography in branding and advertising, environment, packaging and products, and self-initiated projects. The book concludes with a workbook section featuring four real-world "briefs" related to each category.
Author: Tommy Thompson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Copiously illustrated by foremost script designer, this complete course covers all the basics for commercial artists: tools, materials, various letter styles, and more.
Author: Carolina Amell
LETTERING significa “letras dibujadas”, lo podemos entender como aquellos trabajos que se caracterizan por su gesto manual y por lo tanto, por su imperfección y su estilo libre. En este libro hemos recopilado trabajos de grandes artistas con estilos muy personales y variados. Todos los artistas nos explican en primera persona su forma de trabajar, y nos hacen participes de sus creaciones más personales, trabajos como los de Sérgio Bergocce, Nathan Yoder, Marga López, Sel Thomson, Simon Walker...
Product. Packaging. Art. Branding. Interior
Author: Viction:workshop,Viction:workshop Ltd
EAT ME is a mouth-watering slice of a modern world where food has become integral to cultural and visual experiences. A stunning waffle cover design sets up what is a visual feast of art creations, restaurant interiors and food packaging designs. From the team behind the sell-out success Design Taste (2009), EAT ME presents a tasty selection of case studies by experts, entrepreneurs and practitioners that will whet the appetite for all things food-related in design.
New Typography Sketchbooks
Author: Steven Heller,Lita Talarico
Category: Graphic design (Typography)
Typography can embrace functions beyond the the purely communicative. From type designers to expressive illustrators, each graphic designer has his or her own way of crafting or applying typefaces.This show- all tour through leading graphic designers' personal sketchbooks reveals the creative processes behind typefaces, word- images, and logos. Arranged alphabetically, the world's most exciting designers and typographers-- including Philippe Apeloig, Ed Benguiat, Hoefler Type Foundry, Henrik Kubel, Toshi Omagari, and Francesco Zorzi-- present a staggering range of ways to communicate with typography. More than 800 featured sketchbook pages reveal the designers' creative practices across diverse briefs, concepts, languages, and alphabets.This rich compendium of typographic ideas stresses the importance of typographic thinking at a time when reading habits are evolving, while celebrating the varied and innovative ways that designers practice this time- honored craft.
Urban Calligraphy and Beyond
Author: Robert Klanten
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag
"Long ignored and belittled for its proximity to comic culture and vandalism, graffiti has steadfastly remained in the public view: ubiquitous and with a natural affinity to architecture it has become a fundamental aspect of the modern city, influencing public perception and borrowed by fashion, packaging, graphic designers and architects alike. An offspring of this graffiti scene, born out of tags and throw-ups, writing is modern urban calligraphy. While the classic New York style of writing originated in typography, it in turn has left its mark on virtually all visual disciplines: strictly speaking the arrangement of space by outlines, writing has become an invaluable influence and inspiration, especially in the realm of illustration, logo design, motion graphics and architecture. Complemented by a number of essays, "Writing" (compiled by Berlin activists and designers Markus Mai and Arthur Remke) now surveys this appropriation of public space and examines the detailed fusion of analogue writing and digital design. Divided by contributors the content spans from straight documentation of this low tech conspiracy to extremely intricate architectural exercises, integrating the unique spatial properties of graffiti writing, its shapes, forms and angles, into three-dimensional objects or buildings."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: George Bickham,Philip Hofer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
"An essential part of any art library, and a book of permanent value not affected by seasonal styles." — American Artist. Here is Bickham's famous treasury of English roundhand calligraphy from 1740. Includes 125 pictorial scenes, over 200 script pictures, 19 complete animals, 275 lettered specimens, more than 100 panels, frames, cartouches, and other effects, and more.
A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters
Author: Ivan Castro
An authoritative resource for designers, typographers, signwriters, illustrators, pinstripers, and other creative professionals Need to produce some flyers? Want to draw up a logo for a band? Does your local speed shop need a T-shirt design? Don't want to use the same old computer fonts? Well let graphic designer and typography teacher Ivan Castro show you The ABC of Custom Lettering. This practical and inspirational workbook features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for hand drawing a range of letterforms, from Modern Roman and Gothic through to Latin, Script, and Interlocked. Offering traditional instruction methods with a modern twist, this reference also comes with gallery sections for inspiration and accompanying projects to practice your technique.
Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering
Author: Steven Heller,Louise Fili
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
The first-ever compilation of shadow typefaces is now available in paperback. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books— drawn from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, Steven Heller, and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.
The Process is the Inspiration
Author: Andy Cruz,Rich Roat,Ken Barber
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
For a quarter century, House Industries has carved out an unlikely niche in the design world by cultivating a diverse body of work-from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology. House Industries- The Process Is the Inspirationis an illustrative and entertaining journey through the creative process of this renowned design studio. Presented in House?s honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, this beautifully useful 400-page volume offers a novel perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Not only does this revealing and visually engaging book contain a collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies, but it also shows how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work.
Street Fonts from Around the World
Author: Claudia Walde
Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from thirty countries to show the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. All of the artists have roots in graffiti. Some are world renowned such as 123 Klan (Canada), Faith47 (South Africa), and Hera (Germany); others are lesser known or only now starting to emerge. Each artist received the same instructions: design all twenty- six letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them, and the results encompass not just street art but sketches, sculpture, digital art, and photography.
Typography in Multilingual Design
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
Category: Commercial art
The first title to examine the impact that globalisation has had on typography - not simply through the lens of one language, but through multiple alphabets. By way of 750 illustrations across 256 pages, Type Hybrid tells a visual story that has never before been told.
Author: Christian Cabuay
Baybayin (incorrectly known as Alibata) is a pre-Filipino writing system from the islands called as the "Philippines." Baybayin comes from the word "baybay," which literally means "spell." Alibata was a term coined by Paul Versoza in the early 1900's. Written by Baybayin artist and translator, Christian Cabuay who runs Baybayin.com.
A Guided Sketchbook for Creative Hand Lettering
Author: Lee Suttey
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
Get ready to tap into the trend of hand-drawn lettering with Sketching Type! Inside this guided sketchbook, you'll find more than 50 inspirational exercises and creative prompts divided by type style--retro, futuristic, ornamental, and fun--to help generate ideas, encourage experimentation, and make practicing enjoyable. Each exercise is introduced with whimsical visuals and followed by three pages (some blank, some with templates) where you can practice and try out your own ideas. Special Features: Filled with information about the history of type to inspire your own work A perfect balance of guided tutorial pages and blank sheets for practicing and doodling Paperback, landscape orientation of page allows plenty of room to sketch