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Lettering & type : creating letters and designing typefaces

Author: Bruce Willen; Nolen Strals
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2009.
Series: Design briefs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A guide to type design and lettering that includes relevant theory, history, explanatory diagrams, exercises, photographs, and illustrations, and features interviews with various designers, artists, and illustrators.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Willen; Nolen Strals
ISBN: 9781568987651 156898765X
OCLC Number: 305412938
Description: 129 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Context : Legibility, context, and creativity ; A compressed history of the Roman alphabet --
2. Systems & type-ologies : Systems ; The ideal versus the practical ; Conceptual alphabets and lettering ; Writing, lettering, or type? ; Letter structure ; Type and lettering classification ; Exercise: fictional characters ; Book typefaces ; Display lettering and type --
3. Creating letters : Thinking before drawing ; The lettering process ; Foundations ; Exercise: flat-tipped pen ; Creating text letters and book type ; Modular letters ; Exercise: modular alphabet ; Screen fonts ; Handwriting ; Script lettering ; Casual lettering ; Distressed type ; Interview: Ken Barber --
4. Making letters work : Transforming type : Customizing type ; Turning type into lettering ; Exercise: modifying type ; Ligatures and joined letterforms ; Interview: Nancy Harris Rouemy --
Lettering as image : The opaque word ; Interview: Shaun Flynn --
Designing typefaces : Behind a face ; Character traits ; Letterform analysis ; Lowercase ; Uppercase ; Numerals ; Punctuation and accents ; Type families ; Spacing and kerning ; Setting text ; Interview: Christian Schwartz --
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Series Title: Design briefs.
Other Titles: Lettering and type
Responsibility: Bruce Willen, Nolen Strals ; with a foreword by Ellen Lupton.
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A guide to type design and lettering that includes relevant theory, history, explanatory diagrams, exercises, photographs, and illustrations, and features interviews with various designers, artists, and illustrators.

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