Drawn to type - Lettering for illustrators
Illustrated lettering is one of the most recognisable trends in design, but how do you take yourwork in this area to new levels and make your...
Illustrated lettering is one of the most recognisable trends in design, but how do you take yourwork in this area to new levels and make your projects stand out from the crowd?Illustrator, designer and educator Marty Blake takes you through the craft of creative lettering:what you need to know about working with various media and how to incorporate image andtext successfully. Each chapter focuses on one technique, covering its history, the tools andtechniques needed to achieve it, along with examples from designers and illustrators fromaround the world - all with critical reflection on what works, and why.Whether you're lettering by hand or digitally, Drawn to Type is perfect for use alongsidecourses in illustration and typography, and as an inspirational guide for designers looking togive the written word that visual impact.Illustration is the magic space created between type and images. So, when I teach youngillustrators, thinking with type and design is not an optional skill, but an essential tool. InDrawn to Type, Marty Blake has assembled a collection way beyond a typical scrapbookcarousel, this is a rich tutorial for learning to use type as image, artifact, andcommunication. John Hendrix, Chair, MFA Illustration and Visual Culture, WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis, USAWith its carefully chosen case studies and succinct historical content, this is a useful andvisually appealing book that offers practical and theoretical guidance to approachingtypographic practice in creative ways. Jo Davies, Visiting Professor in Illustration,University of Plymouth, UKThis book is essential reading for any student who wants to understand the contextual historyof our letterforms and how to integrate lettering more successfully within their creativeprojects. John Kilburn, University of Plymouth, UKA love letter to the alphabet, Drawn to Type provides inspiration for professional designersand hobbyists alike. Antoine Revoy, Rhode Island School of Design, USA
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