Shadow Type : Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering, Hardback

Shadow Type : Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering Hardback


Bold, monumental, atmospheric, architectural letters with relief and shadow define great periods of confidence and optimism.

Shadows add intrigue and spectacle to otherwise mundane words. And they're back in style. Drawn from a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type, from the 19th to the mid-20th century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare and forgotten three-dimensional letters from Germany, France, Britain, Italy and the United States, where the best examples were produced.

Presented in compact form, with examples from some 300 sources compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, this lively publication, packed full of typographic ideas for any purpose, will amuse, enchant and inspire anyone aiming to impart depth to their design.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 240 illustrations, 220 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Typography & lettering
  • ISBN: 9780500516997



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