Draw Your Own Alphabets: Thirty Fonts to Scribble, Sketch, and Make Your Own

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There are many ways to make your writing feel more personal, but none carries the charge of using a custom-drawn font. Draw Your Own Alphabets is a fun, hands-on workbook that teaches how to create funky hand-lettered fonts sure to jump off the page, poster, or screen. Presenting thirty complete alphabets, custom-drawn in a variety of styles by various young designers and illustrators, this do-it-yourself guide demonstrates how to adapt the letters and make them your own. Whether you dip in and out of your ...

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Overview

There are many ways to make your writing feel more personal, but none carries the charge of using a custom-drawn font. Draw Your Own Alphabets is a fun, hands-on workbook that teaches how to create funky hand-lettered fonts sure to jump off the page, poster, or screen. Presenting thirty complete alphabets, custom-drawn in a variety of styles by various young designers and illustrators, this do-it-yourself guide demonstrates how to adapt the letters and make them your own. Whether you dip in and out of your favorite lettering styles, or work through the book practicing various alphabets, you'll be creating your own fonts in no time. A technical section shows how to put your hand-drawn creations to practice—from transferring letters to a computer and using them online to mixing and matching different alphabets.

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"Brings back fun into your old-fashioned writing. This 160-page book shows you many unique, very creative fonts you can learn to draw on your own. There are even special pages with grids for you to try your hand at duplicating the alphabets they show... I so appreciate that the font samples, which range from very simple to quite intricate, are large enough to really show you the detail. Plus each one has a clever name like Control Chaos, Knit, Skinny Fringe and Spaghetti Junction... whether you're like me and just want to keep hand lettering alive and learn creative new ways to do it, or you truly want to design your own original fonts for your work, this book will surely inspire you." — Good Reads with Ronna

"Whether you have always been designing through hand-drawn illustrations or are a designer of the computer age, Draw Your Own Alphabets is a great place for you to expand your lettering techniques." — Complex.com

"Takes the art of custom-drawn fonts-lively, hand-drawn letters often perfected by middle school adepts-to an extraordinary level of sophistication." — Fine Books & Collections

"Fun and instructive, this book is part ode to handmade fonts, part workbook." — HOW Design Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616891268
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 580,127
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Seddon is a freelance writer and designer based in East Sussex, UK

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