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Type Design


B4049. Handmade Type Workshop / Rivers
B4049. Handmade Type Workshop: Tips, Tools & Techniques for Creating Custom Typography by Charlotte Rivers. 2011. 175pp. 7.5"x10.2".

This book covers a wide range of lettering and alphabets: illustrated or hand-drawn; printed, stitched, or cut; ones digitally drawn; three-dimensional ones; and ones that use photography. Profile and gallery spreads alternate with tutorial spreads. There is a lot of fun in the book - letters to delight your eye and to give your ideas to try. The tutorials are an excellent addition.





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B3806. Historical Types / Knight
Historical Types: From Gutenberg to Ashendene by Stan Knight. 2012. 104pp. 9"x12". Hardcover $49.95. JNB Price $39.95

In this long-awaited sequel to his classic Historical Scripts, Stan traces the development of letterforms in type. He presents the types and type designs from Gutenberg to the Private Presses of the 20th century, showing the types both enlarged and actual size. Every single illustration in this book has been specially commissioned. The photos show the historical types with remarkable clarity, matched by Stan's readable and authoritative text.



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B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters / Sacks
B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks. 2010. 240pp. 9"x11". Hardcover

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

This lavish colorful collection, from A to Z, of alphabetic examples explores the language of letters in a fascinating and largely visual way. Starting with the origins of the written word, it then explores the alphabet through illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti, and much more. It features letters of all shapes and sizes and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, and the alphabet’s use in art, to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and alphabet ice cube molds. This beautiful compendium will inform and entertain.

A visual romp through and about the alphabet in a wondrous array of its forms, even a few calligraphic ones, and a bargain at less than eight bucks!




Your Price $45.00

B4201. Edward Johnston: A Signature for London / Taylor
B4201 Edward Johnston: A Signature for London by Richard Taylor. 96pp. 7"x9". Paperback.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

It’s one of the most iconic features of London life, yet perhaps the least celebrated: the Johnston typeface, which has decorated signage throughout the entire London Transport system for a century. This book celebrates the Johnston typeface and its creator, Edward Johnston (1872-1944), bringing him long-overdue recognition as one of the key creators of our shared visual image of London life.

Richly illustrated with images from the London Transport Museum - including maps, posters, station signage, and much more - the book traces the evolution of the Johnston typeface from its first use in 1916 through the many subtle changes it’s undergone in the century since, all the way up to its broad deployment for the 2012 London Olympics. No lover of London life or transportation buff will want to miss this beautifully designed and produced volume.




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B4290. Hermann Zapf & the World He Designed /Kelly
B4290. Hermann Zapf & the World He Designed by Jerry Kelly. 2019. 350pp. 6-1/8"x9-3/8". Hardcover

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In this comprehensive biography of Hermann Zapf, Jerry Kelly, Zapf's friend and colleague of almost 40 years, traces the artist's life from his youth in Nuremberg to his retirement in Darmstadt. Scrupulously researched at the Hermann Zapf archive in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel and at the Cary Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and enriched by decades of conversations with Zapf and his associates, the book details Zapf's experiences with type companies, printers, publishers, and colleagues. It explores his modern design aesthetic and engagement with the staggering technological advances of typography during the twentieth century. Featuring rarities and never-before-seen works and photos, it also includes definitive lists of Zapf's type designs and major calligraphic works. However, the volume is more than an in-depth appreciation of Zapf's work; it is about his work in relation to his life.



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