Exquisite graphic design artifacts comprise this unusual collection culled from the pages of type and typography books dating from 1896 to 1936.
Logos - Badges - Junk Type: Typography - LetteringUniverse #ad - Junk type is a project driven by the passion of one man to document a disappearing aspect of American culture. Bringing together more than 400 images, badges, told through the distinct typography, icons, this invaluable book is a visual history of postwar America, and branding of the country’s industrial heritage.
Universe. From art deco–inspired fonts and unique handmade cursive lettering to illustrated insignia and clean graphic logos bearing the influence of European design of the 1960s, these pictures together represent an encyclopedic reference of creative typefaces and graphics. With each photograph representing just a detail—an embossed logo, a specially created icon, or an advertising slogan—this book captures the optimism and pragmatism of a golden age of American industrial creativity and distills it into a charming resource for anyone with an eye or nostalgia for vintage design.
Logos - Badges - Junk Type: Typography - Lettering #ad - A graphic compendium of vintage American design and typography. Bill rose—aka recapturist—is a photographer and designer who has spent the last decade traveling across America looking for junkyards, antique stores, yard sales, and other unlikely sources of inspiration to capture examples of postwar American typography and design before they’re lost forever.
Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden AgeThames & Hudson #ad - About ninety percent of the book is images, glorious images. Communication arts 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. Thames Hudson. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today’s designers.
Their fundamental characteristic is that all the letters, more or less, touch those before and after. For a type nerd, the only thing missing from Scripts is a centerfold of voluptuous Spencerian. 275 illustrations, 254 in color Universe. Drawn from the golden age of scripts, france, and forgotten scripts from the United States, from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, England, this is the first compilation of popular, rare, Germany, and Italy.
Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age #ad - Featuring examples from a vast spectrum of sources―advertisements, type-specimen books, street signs, and personal letters―this book is a delightful and invaluable trove of longoverlooked material. Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply, or symbolize certain traits linked to writing.
Vintage Typography and Signage: For Designers, By Designers Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications #ad - This versatile reference contains classic typographic images that will inspire the creation of ads with nostalgic flair. The collection consists of commercial signs, images, and fonts from two rare, early 20th-century sources that were used as a reference for sign painters and lithographers. More than 1, 400 eye-catching signs and design elements include 25 different fonts and more than 100 full-color images.
Vintage Typography and Signage: For Designers, By Designers Dover Pictorial Archive #ad - Plates from the source books depict the color and black-and-white illustrations in their original usage. The compilation abounds in borders, typography, frames, and other graphics, all ideal for recreating styles from the 1890s to the 1920s. Thames Hudson. Universe. From elegant and delicate to big and bold, crafters, these images will inspire artists, and anyone seeking classic vintage accents.
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector Hand Lettering Books, Learn to Draw Books, Calligraphy Workbook for BeginnersChronicle Books #ad - See everything, from hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. Thames Hudson. This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering.
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector Hand Lettering Books, Learn to Draw Books, Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners #ad - Chronicle Books. Universe. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images and metallic silver ink printed throughout to represent her penciled sketches, this highly visual book is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional LetteringThames & Hudson #ad - German 5. French 4. American 2. Presented in compact form, will amuse, with examples from some 300 sources compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, packed full of typographic ideas for any purpose, this lively publication, enchant and inspire anyone aiming to impart depth to their design. Table of ContentsIntroduction 1.
Shadows add intrigue and spectacle to otherwise mundane words. Thames Hudson. And theyre back in style. And more Universe. Drawn from a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type, rare and forgotten three-dimensional letters from Germany, from the 19th to the mid-20th century, France, this is the first compilation of popular, Italy and the United States, Britain, where the best examples were produced.
Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering #ad - British 6. Bold, monumental, atmospheric, architectural letters with relief and shadow define great periods of confidence and optimism. Chronicle Books. Italian 3.
Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise FiliPrinceton Architectural Press #ad - Known for her intense attention to detail, her fresh reinterpretation of vintage sources, and her passion for all things Italian, Fili has won numerous awards. Used book in Good Condition. In 1989 fili founded her own graphic design studio, Louise Fili Ltd, and branched out into the fields of restaurant and food packaging design.
Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili #ad - Her lavish and elegant typography, bella cucina, often hand drawn, Jean-Georges, and Good Housekeeping, helps advertise and market such well-known brands as Sarabeth's, among many others. Elegantissima, italy, food, as well as anyone interested in advertising, covers the breadth of her nearly forty-year design career and is a must-have for graphic design students and professionals, restaurants, the first monograph on her work, and books.
Louise fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon Books. Universe. Chronicle Books. Thames Hudson.
The Golden Secrets of Lettering: Letter Design from First Sketch to Final ArtworkPrinceton Architectural Press #ad - Readers learn how to train their "typographic eye" by studying lettering samples and the anatomy of letters; explore concepts of hierarchy, composition, and flourishes; and discover the many different ways of creating letter shapes. Chronicle Books. Pr arch. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. Universe.
In addition, flor explains the process of creating a lettering project step by step— from start to finish, from analog to digital—and gives valuable tips about how to make a career as a lettering artist. The golden secrets of Lettering is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering.
The Golden Secrets of Lettering: Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork #ad - With easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, and hundreds of hand sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows readers how to transform their initial lettering concepts and handdrawn sketches into a well-shaped, plenty of inspirational examples, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be sold and published.
The ABC of Custom Lettering: A Practical Guide to Drawing LettersKorero Press #ad - An authoritative resource for designers, signwriters, typographers, pinstripers, illustrators, and other creative professionalsNeed to produce some flyers? Want to draw up a logo for a band? Does your local speed shop need a T-shirt design? Don't want to use the same old computer fonts? Well let graphic designer and typography teacher Ivan Castro show you The ABC of Custom Lettering.
The ABC of Custom Lettering: A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters #ad - Offering traditional instruction methods with a modern twist, this reference also comes with gallery sections for inspiration and accompanying projects to practice your technique. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. This practical and inspirational workbook features easy-to-follow, from Modern Roman and Gothic through to Latin, Script, step-by-step instructions for hand drawing a range of letterforms, and Interlocked.
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Slab Serif Type: A Century of Bold LetterformsThames & Hudson #ad - 500+ illustrations, 450+ in color Universe. The ibm logo is one of the most famous slab serif marks. Pr arch. Since being introduced in the nineteenth century, slabs have become ubiquitous and are today as popular as ever. Slabs come from a genre of egyptian typefaces some of the leading slabs are called Cairo and Sphinx brought back to France by Napoleon and marketed in specimen sheets and books as representing a glorious heritage brought to the present.
The serifs were often exaggerated so they would not result in simply beautiful letterforms but would be functionally superior to other faces. Slabs, therefore, came in many iterations and were eventually recognized as a face with many characters―and nationalities. Following the cult typography volumes scripts, and Stencil Type, Shadow Type, this new volume comprises an artfully curated selection of hundreds of international and classic examples to inspire fresh and unexpected typographic ideas.
Slab Serif Type: A Century of Bold Letterforms #ad - In 1931, morris fuller benton created the Stymie typeface, a reworking of a slab serif type popular in Europe at that time: Memphis. Thames Hudson. Chronicle Books. Used book in Good Condition. A compact, but it is equal, expertly selected by graphic design’s leading historiansThe slab serif typeface―in their classic form, yet comprehensive design resource, wood types made for large-scale posters, if not more powerful, ads, and newspapers―may not be as all-purpose as the gothic or sans serif, in graphic appeal.
Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of ParisPrinceton Architectural Press #ad - Chronicle Books. Colorful mosaics cheerfully announce hotel entrances, fishmongers, department stores, even public toilets. For celebrated graphic designer and incessant flâneur Louise Fili, it's the city's dazzling signage. Hector guimard's legendary entrances to the paris métro stations brush elbows with graceful gold-leaf and dimensional Art Deco, Futurist, or Art Nouveau architectural lettering, as well as whimsical pictorial signs giant eyeglasses announce optiques, and oversized hanging shears indicate a knife and scissors maker.
A major influence on fili's own work, many of these masterpieces of vernacular design, live on solely in this book, now destroyed, a typographic love letter to Paris sure to inspire designers and armchair travelers alike. Thames Hudson. Paris is a city of pure enchantment, and everyone who loves the City of Light has a Parisian muse, from the Tour Eiffel to crème caramel.
Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris #ad - Universe. Classic neon café signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère. Used book in Good Condition. Pr arch. For more than four decades, fili has strolled picturesque Parisian rues and boulevards with map and camera, cataloging the work of generations of sign craftsmen.
Graphique de la rue is fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Paris's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs.