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Most popular Typography & lettering books

The most popular Typography & lettering books currently available. Updated weekly.
Art of Watercolor Lettering: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Modern Calligraphy and Lettered Art
The Art of Watercolor Lettering offers detailed tutorials on hand lettering and calligraphy that gently guide readers through the process of lettering with a potentially challenging medium, teaching them to letter artfully and mindfully.
Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: Essential Techniques Plus Step-by-Step Tutorials for Scanning, Editing, and Creating on a Tablet
Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy is an introductory, step-by-step guide to digitizing hand lettering and to lettering on a tablet.
Hand Lettering: Creative Alphabets for Any Occasion
Type & Color: How to Design and Use Multicolored Typefaces
Words Fail Me
Type Directory
Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers
Suitable for those who work with automated text and image design, this work shows examples of working correctly on a conceptual level. It gives the user exact directions for using all of the grid systems presented (8 to 32 grid fields).
For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students
Why Fonts Matter
But how do fonts affect what we read and influence the choices we make? Fonts have different personalities that can create trust, mistrust, give you confidence, make things seem easier to do or make a product taste better.* Explore how you respond to fonts emotionally and can make fonts work for your message.
Typographic Knitting: From Pixel to Pattern
Translation of: Pixel, Patch und Pattern.
Essay on Typography
Explores the place of typography in culture. This title is also a moral treatise celebrating the role of craftsmanship in an industrial age.
Nib + Ink: The New Art of Modern Calligraphy
A guide to modern calligraphy that takes you letter by letter through the modern calligraphy basics. It includes the four essential pieces of equipment and how to use them. It also includes guidance on joining letters, spacing and pacing, how to create flourishes, finishes and decoration, and troubleshooting tips, FAQs, stockists and resources.
Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook: An Imaginative Illustration Journal - 500 Stickers Included
30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblatter
The famous magazine went out of print after eighty years Second edition. This much sought-after book on the Swiss typographic discourse in the Typogra sche Monats- blatter is now available in a reprint.
Typography Essentials Revised and Updated: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type
This completely revised and updated version of Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type is a hands-on resource, organizing the many complex choices surrounding the effective use of typography.
Enduring Legacy of Weimar: Graphic Design & New Typography 1919-1933
This vibrant book tells the history of the Modernist design movement and how it completely revolutionized graphic design.
Modern Calligraphy Workshop: The Creative Art of Pen, Brush and Chalk Lettering
Learn how to create beautiful, hand-lettered stationery, art, and other decorations with Modern Calligraphy, a sophisticated, interactive book full of exquisite sample alphabets, fun exercises, and simple step-by-step projects. From modern calligraphy in ink to hand lettering in chalk on blackboard and brush lettering in paint, you will discover a variety of ingenious and unique ways to turn words and letters into projects that can be given as gifts, sent as snail mail, or used within your home decor. Among other things, you will learn to create eyecatching letterforms, embellish with swirls and flourishes, free-brush letters on canvas, and digitize your work for printing., Along the way, you will find plenty of inspiration and helpful artist tips to encourage you, as well as numerous open practice pages to help you develop your own lettering style. You can customize letters and words, developing your own rules and methods as you go. With oractical projects for all sorts of celebrations, from engagements and weddings to baby showers and even Halloween, Modern Calligraphy will give you the inspiration as well as the skills to turn your everyday handwriting into artwork.
Graphic Art of Tattoo Lettering: A Visual Guide to Contemporary Styles and Designs
A groundbreaking reference covering the key styles and schools in contemporary tattoo lettering. This book includes step-by-step guides to lettering design from a wide array of leading tattoo artists.
Gallery in Type Cases: The Arno Stolz Collection
Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili
100 Years of Swiss Design
100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years.
Brush Lettering and Watercolour: My Workbook: Nice Writing with Brush Pens and Creative Designing With Watercolour Paints
This is the workbook companion to Katja Haas's `Brush Lettering and Watercolour'. It offers plenty of space for lettering and watercolour creations, as well as an overview of the basics of brush lettering.
Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles
A connoisseur's overview of typeface design, Type offers a dependable history of elegant fonts from 1628 to the mid-20th century. Derived from a distinguished Dutch collection, exquisitely designed catalogues trace the evolution of the printed letter through specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts, as well as...
Indie Type: Typefaces and Creative Font Application in Design
A look into the world of typography: how it is designed, how it is used and who's behind some of today's best examples of typefaces.
Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy: A collection of traditional calligraphic hands from history and how to write them
Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars
An original account of the life and work of legendary designer Jan Tschichold and his role in the movement in Weimar Germany to create modern graphic design
Hand Lettering Workbook
Katja Haas introduces the exercise book to her book 'Hand Lettering'. This workbook contains 56 pages with compact basics, instructions for different fonts and, of course, a lot of practice space. So grab your pens and start lettering!
Better Web Typography for a Better Web: Web typography for web designers and web developers
Script Lettering for Artists
Calligraphies of Love
Published to coincide with Valentine's Day, this full-colour gift book features love poems and proverbs from around the world, beautifully illlustrated by one of the greatest calligraphers of our time.
New Calligraphy: Inspiration and instruction for 40 hand-lettered alphabets
What's Your Type: The Type Dating Game
This unique card game lets you test how type savvy you are! For everyone who wants to get to know fonts a little better, what better way than to go on a date?
Playing with Type: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Typographic Design Principles
New Typefaces: Positions and Perspectives
Offers a fascinating insight into the creative world of type design.
Type Tricks
This book offers guidelines on type design and contains a number of essential tricks that designers need to know/understand.
TYPE FOR TYPE: Custom typeface solutions for modern visual identities
Helvetica: Homeage to a Typeface
Helvetica is a sans-serif typeface. It is simple and clean, and commonly seen in advertising, signage, and literature.
How to Draw Type and Influence People: An Activity Book
In How to Draw Type and Influence People, creative exercises show the reader how to draw each font
Ruder Typography-Ruder Philosophy: Idea No.333
Reprint of the famed 333th issue of idea. Most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A comprehensive documentation of Ruder's life and work
Typographic Firsts: Adventures in Early Printing
From the practical challenges of polychromatic printing or printing music staves and notes to the techniques for illustrating books with woodcuts, producing books for children and the design of the first fonts, these stories chart the invention of the printed book, the world's first means of mass communication.
Beyond Line: the Art of Korean Writing
Spanning millennia and including nearly 150 works of art, this elegant book traces the history of Korean calligraphy from prehistory to the present.
Art Alphabets, Monograms, and Lettering
Logo Design Idea Book
Visual Dictionary of Typography
A guide to the many and varied terms used within typography. From abstraction to x-height and Blackletter to Widow, it is suitable for those interested in typography. It explains more than 250 common typography terms with concise definitions, accompanied by historical and contemporary illustrations.
Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids
Field Guide to Typography: Typefaces in the Urban Landscape
Explores and explains the myriad typefaces that we see around us in our day-to-day lives, from airplane liveries to computer screens, from billboard hoardings to signage systems. This book presents over 120 typefaces old and new, common and unusual with photographic references to help font spotters identify particular typefaces in the wild.
Sign Painters
True Print
Dafi Kuhne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital ways to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters.
Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces
Explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. In this title, characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability.
Slab Serif Type: A Century of Bold Letterforms
Since being introduced in the 19th century, when they were considered the bastard cousins of more refined serif types, slab serif typefaces have become ubiquitous. Following the cult typography volumes Scripts, Shadow Type and Stencil Type, this volume artfully selects classic examples to present fresh and unexpected typographic ideas.