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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.
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).
Lessons in Typography Learn by Video
Hand Lettering: Creative Alphabets for Any Occasion
Words Fail Me
For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students
Type & Color: How to Design and Use Multicolored Typefaces
ABC of Typography
Why Fonts Matter
Fonts have different personalities that can create trust, mistrust, give you confidence, make things seem easier to do or make a product taste better. This book explains why certain fonts or styles evoke particular experiences and associations. It explores how you respond to fonts emotionally and can make fonts work for your message.
Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type
The definitive survey of '70s, '80s, and early '90s arcade video game pixel typography.
Modern Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Art of Creativity
A beautiful workbook that provides an introduction to modern calligraphy and creative ways to develop your own unique style of lettering
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.
Typographic Knitting: From Pixel to Pattern
Translation of: Pixel, Patch und Pattern.
Hand Lettering 201: Intermediate Lettering and Design Basics
Best-selling author returns to the shelves with widely anticipated follow-up, Hand Lettering 201--the book perfect for intermediate hand letterers, whether they learned to letter from Sarah's first book or are self-taught
Chalk Art and Lettering 101: An Introduction to Chalkboard Lettering, Illustration, Design, and More - Ebook
Two experts help you learn the basics of Chalk Art including preparing your tools and boards, new font styles, Illustrations including flowers, feathers, borders and frames, and top it off with six projects that combine all your new skills!
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.
Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook: An Imaginative Illustration Journal - 500 Stickers Included
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.
Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
An introduction to the key elements of good typographic design. Broken into sections covering the fundamentals of typography, it features works by acclaimed typographic designers from across the world. Each section illustrates technical points and encourages readers to try out new ideas of their own.
How to Play with Letters
The surprising, exciting and playful world of contemporary letter art is brought to life in this book. Berlin street artist RYLSEE takes us on a journey through the creative potential of lettering, showing the many facets of this fresh and powerful art form. This book is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in cutting edge art and design.
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.
Type Primer, 2nd edition
A practical introduction to typography. It analyses the basic principles and applications of type. From measuring type and classifying typefaces to organising text on a page and understanding grid systems, it offers the information the beginning students of graphic design need to know.
Gallery in Type Cases: The Arno Stolz Collection
Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili
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.
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.
Typography Sketchbooks
Suitable for those who use to type, whether by hand or on screen, this title stresses the importance of good typography at a time when reading habits are changing, and celebrates a craft that has endured for centuries.
Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age
Suitable for those with an interest in graphic design, this title provide examples from a spectrum of sources advertising, street signs, invitations, type-specimen books and personal letters. It covers from wedding announcements to IOUs, there are hundreds perhaps thousands of scripts, some classic, others eccentric.
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.
Hand-Lettering for Everyone: A Creative Workbook
Be inspired as you learn about different letterforms and practise making your own. Looking at the stories behind and the main features of different styles, with fun exercises, creative prompts of what to letter, and tips from top designers, this book will guide you through the process of designing different letters.
You're Invited!: Invitation Design for Every Occasion
Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook: Essential Instruction and 80+ Worksheets for Modern and Classic Styles - Easy Tear-Out Practice Sheets for Alphabets, Quotes, and More
Removable practice sheets in a range of lettering styles from traditional to modern and for a variety of lettering mediums; includes basic instruction and offers guidance and inspiration throughout.
Type Matters!
Type Matters! is the ultimate book of typography tips for anyone interested in improving the look of their type. It contains clear subject-by-subject structure helps the reader quickly identify the relevant topic and is elegantly designed, with soft flexi binding, ribbon placeholders and an elastic enclosure, ideal for handy desktop reference.
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.
Type Directory
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.
Sign Painters
Design Elements: Understanding the Rules and Knowing When to Break Them - Updated and Expanded
Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Hand Lettering Your Way to Beautiful Works of Art
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Golden Secrets of Lettering: Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork
A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering.
Visual History of Type
Visual History of Type is a complete visual survey of the history of type showing the original typefaces in the forms in which their designers intended them to be seen
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
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
Designer's Dictionary of Type
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.
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector
Art of Lettering: Perfectly Imperfect Hand-Crafted Type Design
From whimsical to elegant, and old-school influences to new school Goodtype s The Art of Lettering showcases dynamic hand lettering from today s young and sought-after typographers and calligraphers, stoking creative inspiration for graphic designers, artists, and type enthusiasts alike.
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.
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.