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Most popular Typography & lettering books

The most popular Typography & lettering books currently available. Updated weekly.
Hand Lettering: Creative Alphabets for Any Occasion
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.
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.
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).
ABC of Typography
Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type
The definitive survey of '70s, '80s, and early '90s arcade video game pixel typography.
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.
Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook: An Imaginative Illustration Journal - 500 Stickers Included
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
Gallery in Type Cases: The Arno Stolz Collection
Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili
Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy: A collection of traditional calligraphic hands from history and how to write them
Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art
Prior to the invention of the printing press, all books had to be written by hand. Illuminated manuscripts are the beautiful manifestation of this craft. Beginning with a thoughtful introduction, Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works in this stunning artistic genre.
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
Logo Design Idea Book
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.
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.
Art and History of Calligraphy
This stunningly illustrated new book focuses on 77 intricate, expressive and individual examples of calligraphy from the unparalleled collection of the British Library.
Typography: A Very Short Introduction
Typography encompasses design for reading, whether in print or on screens, where a set of visual choices to do with font, layout, and print size are taken to enhance a written message. Paul Luna explores the fascinating history of our letters, considering why typographic decisions are taken, and their impact on our own words.
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.
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
New Calligraphy: Inspiration and instruction for 40 hand-lettered alphabets
Free Hand New Typography Sketchbooks
A lively collection of the personal sketchbooks of over seventy of the most influential and independently minded illustrators and typographers working today.
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?
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.
Helvetica: Homeage to a Typeface
Helvetica is a sans-serif typeface. It is simple and clean, and commonly seen in advertising, signage, and literature.
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.
Script Lettering for Artists
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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Things I have learned in my life so far, Updated Edition
An updated edition of Sagmeister's popular and influential book, with 48 additional pages. The projects began as a list under the title "Things I have learned in my life so far" which he transformed into typographic works. Taken together, the collection is part design project, part work of art, part examination of the pursuit of happiness.
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.
Better Web Typography for a Better Web: Web typography for web designers and web developers
Playing with Type: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Typographic Design Principles
Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook: Draw Whimsical and Decorative Styles and Scripts
An elegant instructional workbook that teaches anyone regardless of past experience how to hand-letter ornate fonts and floral elements for their own personalized cards, invitations, and more.
Joy of Lettering: A creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface
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.
Lost Art of Handwriting: Rediscover the Beauty and Power of Penmanship
You're Invited!: Invitation Design for Every Occasion
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.
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.
Letterhead and Logo Design 12
Sign Painters
Type is Beautiful: The Story of Fifty Remarkable Fonts
Of equal appeal to general readers, designers and typographers, this book is a vibrant cultural guide to fifty of the most remarkable typefaces.