Shadow Type

Shadow Type

Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering

  1. Steven Heller
  2. Louise Fili
  • ISBN 9780500291238
  • 24.50 x 17.20 cm
  • Paperback
  • 352pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2015
‘With examples numbering in the 300s, spanning the 19th to the mid-twentieth century, this is a sourcebook for those inspired by vintage graphics’ – Crafts

Shadow typefaces are back in style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here – many uncovered from obscure sources across Europe and the United States – will inspire any designer seeking to make a strong statement

Shadow Type
Shadow Type

Drawn from a rich period in the history of shadow type, from the 19th to the mid-20th century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare and forgotten three-dimensional letters from Germany, France, Britain, Italy and the United States.

With examples from some 300 sources compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, this lively book, packed full of typographic ideas, will enchant and inspire anyone aiming to impart depth to their design.

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author Programme at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture, including Scripts (co-written with Louise Fili), New Modernist Type, Comics Sketchbooks, Graphic, Typography Sketchbooks, New Ornamental Type and Handwritten, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Louise Fili is director of Fili Design, a New York–based design studio specializing in vintage typographic treatments.

More books on typography by Steven Heller
New Modernist Type
Slab Serif Type - A Century of Bold Letterforms