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Handmade Type Workshop [PDF]

by Charlotte Rivers
If you like lettering, typography and crafting, this book will be right up your alley! Charlotte Rivers has picked a range of type designs and designers to showcase in Handmade Type Workshop. The typefaces in the book are created through various media: hand drawn on pen and paper or illustrated; stitched, cut out on paper or drawn on the computer; crafted in 3D form from materials like food, ribbons, clay and even bicycle tyre; made from found objects. There are also chapters on creating a font (with tips and technical information like how to extract letter forms from photographs or convert characters to vector graphics) and creating a font family (a guide on using FontLab or Fontographer).

There is a lot of useful information for font lovers in the book. More than 20 designers are profiled and they each briefly describe their work and work processes; several of their letter forms are showcased and best of all, most of the profiles are accompanied by a tutorial from the designer so you can pick up techniques and start creating your own typefaces and fonts. Just how handcrafted, digital or free form is up to you! I started doodling before I hit page 30 and have had many hours of fun since - something I'm sure I'll continue to enjoy doing.
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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
PublisherThames & Hudson
File size3 Mb
Release date 01.07.2011
Pages count176
Book rating4.27 (11 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 03.03.2016 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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