Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

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By (author) Michael Perry

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  • Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 254mm x 28mm | 966g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1568986262
  • ISBN 13: 9781568986265
  • Illustrations note: 500 illus. in colour.
  • Sales rank: 14,634

Product description

In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believe in working by hand. No longer relegated to designer's sketchbooks, hand-drawn type has emerged from the underground as a dynamic vehicle for visual communicationfrom magazine, book, and album covers to movie credits and NFL advertisements. As the practice and appreciation of hand-drawn type grows, its time to celebrate the work of those typographers whose every letterform is a work of art."Hand Job" collects groundbreaking work from fifty of today's most talented typographers who draw by hand. Graphic designer and hand typographer Michael Perry selects work representing the full spectrum of design methods and styles. Each hand-drawn work is entirely shaped by the artist's unique processevery one a carefully executed composition enhanced by unplanned "accidents" of line, color, and craft. "Hand Job" also includes photographs of found type, artists studios, and the tools that help make typography come to life. Whether you are looking to invigorate your design work or are just in need of a little offbeat inspiration, "Hand Job" will have you reaching for your favorite pen.

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Michael Perry is a graphic designer and typographer who has created hand-drawn type for such clients as Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, MTV, Rome SDS, Polyvinyl Records, and Amelia's magazine.

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By Sam 03 Jul 2011 5

Jam packed full of great ideas and all different types of hand lettering this book is a MUST for anyone interested in typography! Very inspiring and a great resource for ideas! Five Star!