Softcover | 26.5 x 19.0 cm | 176 pp | 450 illustrations
Thames & Hudson | 2011 | 9780500289457
Techniques for Creating Original Characters and Digital Fonts
Type and font creation remains one of the most popular and important aspects of graphic design, and this book adds to these studies by focusing on the handmade aesthetic, tapping into its resurgent popularity among designers, illustrators and type enthusiasts alike.
This practical guide to handcrafting creative fonts is packed with tutorials, profilesand inspirational showcases from a range of international contemporary practitioners, including Lisa Congdon, Toshi Tajima, Mathilde Nivet, Tyrone Ohia, Honey Design, Amandine Alessandra and many more.
Taking font creation back to basics, Handmade Type Workshop 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.
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