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* Typography the design of letters is at the heart of visual communication and graphic design. No design is successful without successful typography.
* An artful craft since the days of moveable type, today's digital designers have an unimaginable array of possibilities when it comes to choosing typefaces. Whether on paper, screen or in e-ink, legibility and expression are paramount.
* Where do the best contemporary fonts come from, and who designed them? Fortunately for us, ...

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Overview

* Typography the design of letters is at the heart of visual communication and graphic design. No design is successful without successful typography.
* An artful craft since the days of moveable type, today's digital designers have an unimaginable array of possibilities when it comes to choosing typefaces. Whether on paper, screen or in e-ink, legibility and expression are paramount.
* Where do the best contemporary fonts come from, and who designed them? Fortunately for us, typography for most designers is an obsession, one of the purest forms of design, one that can always be improved and refined.
* Selected by the world's most knowledgable 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 collection 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 result 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.

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"A fine new addition to both the 10 finest books on typography and our favorite peeks inside the notebooks of great creators: Typography Sketchbooks is like a visual window into the minds of the worlds most exciting type designers and, in turn, into the intricate art-science of typography itself a medium both creative and practical that has to walk the tightrope between centuries-old tradition and bleeding-edge innovation with equal parts grace and agility in an era of changing reading habits and design expectations." —Brain Pickings

"Typography Sketchbooks is like a visual window into the minds of the world's most exciting type designers and, in turn, into the intricate art-science of typography itself." — TheAtlantic.com

"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 letter forms 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, colorful, often whimsical, imagery." —Fine Books & Collections

"Heller and Talarico have struck gold again with sketches revolving around type, type treatments, and letter forms... Any reader who doodles will feel an itch in their fingers looking at these pages." — Communication Arts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616890421
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 63,468
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    Fantastic collection of hand drawn fonts. Great resource for designers or students.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    It was ok....didn't expect some of the stuff in it that was disa

    It was ok....didn't expect some of the stuff in it that was disappointing.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Beautiful Collection

    Pages upon pages upon pages of artists ideas hashed out. Lovely and inspiring.

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    Posted October 12, 2012

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