Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Antidote to Tired Typography

Robert Klanten brings us a fresh, playful take on old, tired fonts.

Playful Type: Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts
Robert Klanten

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. 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.

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 approaches and indicates current development in font design.

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