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B3435. About More Alphabets (Zapf) / Kelly
About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. 2011. 112pp. 4.5"x7". Hardcover

In 1960, the Typophiles published a now-treasured chapbook on Hermann Zapf's metal faces. More than 50 years later, this new volume brings you up to date, presenting a selection of his major alphabet design projects. Even as letterforms changed from metal to phototype to digital, Zapf continued to produce exceptional typefaces - most drawing from pen-made forms. The book is filled with type drawings and trials and other illustrations, some rarely seen. Purchase your copy of this finely printed letter art treasure designed by Jerry Kelly. (As a used book, the first Zapf chapbook can command $100 or more.). Typophile Chap Book New Series no. 3.




Your Price $35.00

B3778. Script Fonts / Geum-Hee Hong
B3778. Script Fonts by Geum-hee Hong. (2010) 2016. 496pp. 5.8x8.8.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

This collection of over 330 typefaces includes multiple examples of elegant Italian & French cursives, wonderful copperplate scripts, and casual marker-fonts, plus expressive handwriting, free-style, flamboyant brush, and swash types. In the mix are fonts from well-known foundries as well as new designs from current designers. Presents full fonts. Similar to the popular Fraktur mon Amour. Unlike that book, this one has two to four lines of words, so you can see how the type looks as text. Includes CD for Mac & PC with 122 fonts for you to use. Published earlier under the title of Brush 'n' Script.




Your Price $40.00

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.





Your Price $29.95

B4086. Active Literature: Jan Tschichold / Burke
B4086. Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography by Christopher Burke.2007. 335pp. 8.5"x11". Hardcover
These sale copies are shelf-worn
**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A leading voice of the modernist movement, Tschichold oversaw the redesign of the Penguin and Pelican paperbacks in the late 1940s and devised for them a standardized set of typographic rules. The classical type designs of his late career qualify him as perhaps the first typographic postmodernist. Active Literature, an in-depth study of Jan Tschichold's modernist period, is based on extensive archival research that uncovered a wealth of new photographs of his design work. Author Christopher Burke presents a full portrait of the designer's career and puts into context Tschichold's own account of his life and work.




Your Price $75.00

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

B4099. Textual Art / Sonsino
B4099. Textual Art: Inspirations and Techniques for Creating Art with Calligraphy by Simon Sonsino. 2015. 104pp. 8.5"x8.5". Hardcover

The author shares his unique personal approach to abstract letterform, showing you simple but striking techniques for creating your own art with calligraphy. For beginners and improvers.

Contains step-by-step instructions for techniques and is illustrated in full color throughout. It also features work by some of the world's leading contemporary calligraphers: Gemma Black, Yukimi Annand, Thomas Ingmire, Denis Brown, and Yves Leterme.



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B4109. Hans Schmidt: Vom Linearen zum voluminösen
B4109. Hans Schmidt: Vom Linearen zum voluminösen (from linear to voluminous). 48pp. 8.25"x10.25". 2008. Paper

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Displays around 50 pieces, including woodcuts and other works on paper; books; and relief works, sculptural works in metal, wood, and ceramics. Covers work from 1992 to 2007. Introduction by Stefan Soltek and a brief bio of Schmidt. Text in German




Your Price $29.00

B4123. Lines to Live By / Gold
B4123. Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold. 2016. 32pp. 8"x8". Paper

Commercial artist and lettering designer Mike Gold shares his thoughts on making contemporary lettering, accompanied by 44 beautiful, full-color examples of his calligraphic compositions.



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B4138. Lettering and Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces
B4138. Lettering and Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces by Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals. 2009. 144pp. 7"x8.5". Paper


Authors and designers Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals examine classic design examples as well as exciting contemporary lettering of all stripes—from editorial illustrations to concert posters to radical conceptual alphabets. Lettering & Type is ideal for anyone looking to move beyond existing typography and fonts to create, explore, and use original or customized letterforms. This latest addition to the best-selling Design Briefs series features a foreword by Ellen Lupton and hundreds of images and examples of work by historical and contemporary designers, artists, and illustrators, including Marian Bantjes, Stefan Sagmeister, Matthew Carter, Christoph Niemann, Steve Powers (ESPO), House Industries, Christian Schwartz, Margaret Kilgallen, James Victore, Abbott Miller, Sibylle Hagmann, Ed Fella, and many more. Throughout the book, interviews with type designers, artists, and graphic designers provide real-world perspective from contemporary practitioners.




Your Price $24.95

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