Handmade Type Workshop

Handmade Type Workshop

Techniques for Creating Original Characters and Digital Fonts

  1. Charlotte Rivers
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  • ISBN 9780500289457
  • 26.50 x 19.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 176pp
  • 450 Illustrations, 450 in colour
  • First published 2011

Type and font creation are among the most important aspects of graphic design.
Handmade Type Workshop is ideal for anyone looking to move beyond existing typography and fonts to create, explore and use original or customized letterforms.

Handmade Type Workshop
This is a comprehensive, practical guide to handcrafting creative fonts, packed with tutorials, profiles and inspirational showcases from a range of international contemporary practitioners, including Lisa Congdon, Toshi Tajima, Mathilde Nivet, Tyrone Ohia, Honey Design, Amandine Alessandra and many more.

Taking font creation back to basics, Handmade Type Workshop explores innovative ways to design contemporary lettering of all kinds, examining everything from classic design examples to 3D and illustrated fonts, digital lettering and radical conceptual alphabets.

Charlotte Rivers is a widely published writer on design. She is the author of Reinventing Letterpress, CD-Art, Mag-Art, Book-Art, Poster-Art, Promo-Art, The Best of Disc-Art and Maximalism for Rotovision.

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