In an increasingly digital and impersonal world,hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus,as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design,writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate.
This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook,covering:
• Typography basics,including history and trends
• Fearless self-expression through playfulness
• Embracing the creative process,including tips from top illustrators and the art of “sketchploration”
• Inspiration for adding personal touches to any kind of handlettered text
Creative prompts encourage readers to create their own serifs,create lettering from found objects,make a type self-portrait,collage with found type,recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering,play with shading and perspective,and more.
Featuring a lively (and hand-lettered) design and engaging exercises,the book will appeal to designers and illustrators as well as doodlers,hobbyists,and anyone who enjoys putting real pen to real paper.
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