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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (Dec 21 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616890428
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616890421
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Typography Sketchbooks is like a visual window into the minds of the world's most exciting type designers and, in turn, into the intricate art-science of typography itself." -- TheAtlantic.com "A fine new addition to both the 10 finest books on typography and our favorite peeks inside the notebooks of great creators: Typography Sketchbooks is like a visual window into the minds of the worlds most exciting type designers and, in turn, into the intricate art-science of typography itself a medium both creative and practical that has to walk the tightrope between centuries-old tradition and bleeding-edge innovation with equal parts grace and agility in an era of changing reading habits and design expectations." --Brain Pickings "Heller and Talarico have struck gold again with sketches revolving around type, type treatments, and letter forms... Any reader who doodles will feel an itch in their fingers looking at these pages." -- Communication Arts "Know someone who loves design? A devotee of letter forms or ABCs? Then this celebration of type should be on your list. This book peeps into the private sketchbooks of talented typographers like Emek Golan, Andy Smith, Tom Schamp, Daniel Pelavin, Bernard Maisner, Katie Lombardo, Jonny Hannah, and so many more. This book is bursting with amazing, colorful, often whimsical, imagery." --Fine Books & Collections "Typography Sketchbooks (Princeton Architectural Press 2011), covers just about every nuance of visual communication from just about every possible approach to type design, from the highly controlled sketches of Matthew Carter (Cambridge, MA) to the free-wheeling headline sketches of Andy Smith (London, UK) to the sublimely beautiful photographic alphabets of Bob Aufuldish (San Anselmo, UK). It's a must for musing and inspiration for visual narrators. And it includes URLs for the contributors." --- DART: Design Arts Daily

About the Author

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design Department at New York's School of Visual Arts. He is the author of many books on graphic design, most recently Handwritten, New Vintage Type and New Ornamental Type, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Lita Talarico is the founding editor of American Illustration & Photography and the other co-chair of the MFA Design Department at the School of Visual Arts. She is also reporter-at-large for Italian Design Graphics.


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Its nice to have... some nice visual stimulation. There are some good examples, and if you are new to designing type it can be great inspiration for things that are possible.
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Such a great book for inspiration.
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HASH(0x9b262f30) out of 5 stars Absolutely Beautiful! March 30 2012
By Jamie N. Turpin - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a huge fan of sketchbooks and I appreciate typography. These two elements intertwined in this book provided amazing inspiration for the viewer! This book is in my top 5 books of all time!
This is definitely a "Must Have"

Enjoy your copy today!
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HASH(0x9c85a1f8) out of 5 stars My favorite typography book Oct. 22 2011
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It's totally inspiring. I can't put it down after weeks. I had to go out and buy some sketchbooks to include my own inspiration.
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HASH(0x9b2629e4) out of 5 stars A Designer Must Own!! April 4 2012
By Josh Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is filled with beautiful examples of sketches, process images, and some finished images of every kind of typographic design. Modern, contemporary, expressive, experimental, classical, loose, grid based, geometric and everything in between. Its a treat for the eyes and can serve as some good inspiration and reference for the many styles of typography.
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HASH(0x9bff2630) out of 5 stars Inspiring reference May 26 2012
By Melissa Natalie - Published on Amazon.com
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The copy in the book is nominal, but its really about the sketches anyway. I've been illustrating for years and was looking to get more into custom type and hand lettering and this is a great, wide and varied reference that will give tons of ideas. Especially if you're into type but not yet an expert, seeing these really diverse sketches will help you nail down your own work. It's also just a huge book, tons of images. Really happy with it.
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HASH(0x9c56866c) out of 5 stars Book Review March 21 2013
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This is a nice "coffee table" book to have. I don't love every page in it, but its nice to flip through. Its not a how-to book either, just shows a lot of sample work that other people have done. I thought I would like it more, but it's pretty nice.

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