Taking font creation back to basics, this comprehensive book explores innovative ways to design contemporary lettering of all kinds, examining everything from classic design examples to 3D and illustrated fonts, digital lettering and radical conceptual alphabets. "Handmade Type Workshop" is ideal for anyone looking to move beyond existing typography and fonts to create, explore and use original or customized letterforms.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 450 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/06/2011
- Category: Typography & lettering
- ISBN: 9780500289457
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Review by dtw42
Interesting, but fairly lightweight in coverage: more of a coffee-table book than any sort of in-depth analysis. Some of the examples are pretty obvious (alphabets made out of piles of sweets or unwound paperclips, etc.) others show a bit more originality (CMYK halftone patterns simulated in cross-stitch, letters made from photographs of the bits of sky visible between buildings).