FFF #9 : Groundbreaking typography and lettering books you need to see!

by Fred Showker

23rd Fonts Fest surf #9

23rd annual fonts festHere's the latest groundbreaking typography book from Alex, that follows the design philosophy that fonts and typography have actual personality, and will "speak" the message if the right face is selected! We'll also take a look at one of my favorites for a long time The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering ... follow along and have a great October!

Listen to type ... making typography talk

type, fonts, calligraphy samples

With this visually stunning primer, designers will develop the skills and vision to produce truly innovative, eye-catching type design. All the basics of type design are covered, and in-depth information is provided on more advanced topics such as the differences between type applications, how typography creates identity, and what best inspires readers. Chapters cover:

Listening to Type: Making Language Visible
  • The language of type
  • Space and type
  • Typographic unity
  • What makes readers respond
  • Type and identity
  • Evolving type treatments
  • Readability and legibility
  • A timeline of the evolution of writing and typography

Designer Alex W. White packs the pages with fifteen hundred images—modern and ancient, specially created and found—that illustrate typographic concepts and continue to yield more complexity and connectivity with each viewing. Listening to Type proves that type is much more than groups of letterforms on a page; it is a language with the ability to convey meaning and evoke emotions beyond the spoken words it symbolizes.

Get it NOW: Listen to type ... making typography talk

GO See also : See also : Interview with Alex White
23rd Fonts Fest Samples book spread by www.conncreatives.com
GO another book spread by www.conncreatives.com
GO Alex White: Advertising Design and Typography
GO Alex White: Design's Function & Typography
GO The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type
GO DT&G : Other Alex White wisdom on type, typography and graphic design

The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering

type, fonts, calligraphy samples

Get creative, express yourself, and add that personal touch with hand lettering! With illustrated step-by-step instructions, The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering shows the complete beginner how to master the art of hand lettering, the composition/design of phrases on the page, and flourishes to embellish the design. It also includes chalk lettering, fun prompts for writing, and 15 projects and gift ideas, ranging from gift tags to a lettered poster to chalk-lettered signs for special events.
      The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering covers 15 lettering styles—from Black Letter and "melting" to circus and Victorian, as well as serifs and scripts—along with numerous borders, corners, banners, bursts, frames and other accents.
type, fonts, calligraphy samples The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering Paperback, by Dina Rodriguez
23rd Fonts Fest Samples A sample from the book provided by penguin.com.au
GO and another from the book provided by penguin.com.au

Follow along the fonts festival

Enjoy this year's festival, and don't forget to send in your favorite samples and selections of type in use, lettering, fonts, typography layouts by sending me an email!

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      +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker
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