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Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age
     

Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age

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by Steven Heller, Louise Fili
 

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Seen in everything from wedding invitations and birth announcements to IOUs, menus, and diplomas, script typefaces impart elegance and sophistication to a broad variety of texts. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today’s designers.
Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to

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Seen in everything from wedding invitations and birth announcements to IOUs, menus, and diplomas, script typefaces impart elegance and sophistication to a broad variety of texts. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today’s designers.
Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply, or symbolize certain traits linked to writing. Their fundamental characteristic is that all the letters, more or less, touch those before and after. Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare, and forgotten scripts from the United States, Germany,
France, England, and Italy. Featuring examples from a vast spectrum of sources—advertisements, street signs, type-specimen books, and personal letters—this book is a delightful and invaluable trove of longoverlooked material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500290392
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
240,084
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Louise Fili is a New York—based graphic designer specializing in food packaging,
restaurant identities, logos, and book design.

Steven Heller is Co-chair of the MFA Design/Designer as Author and Entrepreneur program at New York’s School of Visual Arts.

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