An artful craft for the reason that days of moveable type, nowadays’s digital designers has a not possible array of possibilities in the case of choosing typefaces. Whether on paper, screen or in e-ink, legibility and expression are paramount.
Where do the most efficient up to date fonts come from, and who designed them? Fortunately for us, typography for most designers is an obsession, probably the purest forms of design, one that can all the time be improved and refined.
Selected by the world’s most knowledgeable and well-connected graphic-design commentator, Steven Heller, this survey gets into the minds of designers who create typefaces, word-images and logos through their private sketchbooks.
This choice of typographic explorations, arranged by designer intimately reveals how over 90 of world’s leading designers and typographers continually strive to find new and exciting ways of communicating through letters and words. Established designer and up-and-coming talents include Ivan Chermayeff, Carlos Segura, Milton Glaser, Maira Kalman, Bob Aulfudish, Matthew Carter (US), Javier Mariscal and Patrick Thomas (Spain), Erik Spiekermann, Viktor Nübel (Germany), Peter Bilak and Enkeling (the Netherlands), Jean Baptiste Levée (France).
The results of these wide-ranging typographic musings provide fascinating insights into the expressive quality of letters and words. Aimed at all those who use type, whether by hand or on screen, this pleasing compendium stresses the importance of good typography at a time when reading habits are changing and celebrates a craft that has endured for centuries.
“Typography Sketchbooks (Princeton Architectural Press 2011), covers just about every nuance of visual communication from just about every possible approach to type design, from the highly controlled sketches of Matthew Carter (Cambridge, MA) to the free-wheeling headline sketches of Andy Smith (London, UK) to the sublimely beautiful photographic alphabets of Bob Aufuldish (San Anselmo, UK). It’s a must for musing and inspiration for visual narrators. And it includes URLs for the contributors.” — DART: Design Arts Daily
“Know someone who loves design? A devotee of letterforms or ABCs? Then this celebration of type should be on your list. This book peeps into the private sketchbooks of talented typographers like Emek Golan, Andy Smith, Tom Schamp, Daniel Pelavin, Bernard Maisner, Katie Lombardo, Jonny Hannah, and so many more. This book is bursting with amazing, colourful, often whimsical, imagery.” –Fine Books & Collections
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; F First Edition edition (December 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616890428
- ISBN-13: 978-1616890421
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds