by Charlotte RiversIf 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.
|Title||Handmade Type Workshop|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Publisher||Thames & Hudson|
|File size||3 Mb|
|Book rating||4.27 (11 votes)