Playful Type

Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts
Typography beyond the typical typeset; presents a dynamic range of playful and illustrative hand-made typography.
Editors: 
R. Klanten, H. Hellige
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Release Date: 
September 2008
Format: 
24 x 28 cm
Features: 
240 Pages, full colour, hardcover
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-220-1
Catalog Price: 
€44.00 / $69.00 / £40.00
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Graphic designers are approaching type design in a refreshingly new manner and creating typography beyond the classical typeset. Playful Type demonstrates how these designers are creating a dynamic range of playful, illustrative and hand-made typography with the aide of a multitude of different techniques. From manual lettering, calligraphy and collage to manipulative time exposures of photographs and even ice blocks, the cutting-edge examples collected in this inspiring book indicate current developments in type design.
 

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Graphic designers have always developed and designed new fonts for application in individual projects. Playful Type discovers a new and young generation of designers who are applying typography beyond the classical typeset and creating a dynamic range of playful and illustrative fonts and ephemeral lettering.

Playful Type examines how designers today are creating typography with the aid of a multitude of different techniques. From manual lettering, calligraphy and collage to manipulative time exposure of photographs, designers are developing fonts for the moment which are irregular and often accidental. Blocks of ice are even being staged as real characters and paper cut forms and shadows metamorphose into letters and spatial installations. This book shows such cutting-edge examples of elusive scripts that are being translated into serially employable alphabets to be used digitally with the computer.

Playful Type presents an inspiring collection of illustrative fonts and hand-made typography created from a variety of cutting-edge approaches and indicates current development in font design.

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