- ISBN 9780500289686
- 24.50 x 18.50 cm
- With over 600 illustrations
- First published 2012
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‘Page after page of stunning and inspiring sketchbook images ’ – Typetoken.net
‘… endlessly interesting and provides a sharp insight into the kind of mind needed to invent lettering, as well as casting a keen new light on the text we see around us every day’ – The Big Issue
Nearly 120 of the world’s leading typographers and graphic designers open up their private sketchbooks to reveal their creative processes
Aimed at all those who use type, whether by hand or on screen, and selected by the world’s most knowledgeable and well-connected graphic design commentator, Steven Heller, this survey gets into the minds of designers who create typefaces, word-images and logos through their private sketchbooks.
Arranged by designer, this collection reveals how the world’s top typographers and designers strive to find new and exciting ways of communicating through letters and words.
Contributors include both the world-renowned – Milton Glaser, Erik Spiekermann, Peter Bilak and Jean Baptiste Levée – and the up and coming, while Steven Heller and Lita Talarico’s text provides invaluable commentary on the designers’ creative process, their design philosophies, inspirations, techniques and influences.
See the complete list of typographers
Steven Heller is the world’s leading graphic design historian, and is the author or editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture. He is co-chair, with Lita Talarico, of the MFA Designer as Author Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York.
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