From wedding invitations to advertisements, from menus and street signs to diplomas, script typefaces lend elegance and sophistication to a wide range of designs.
Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here – many found in obscure sources from across Europe and America – are sure to inspire today's designers.
Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply or symbolize certain traits linked to writing.
Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the 19th to the mid-20th century, this collection will be an invaluable sourcebook for anyone with an interest in graphic design or typography.
Steven Heller was art director at the New York Times for 33 years. He is currently co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, and is
the author of scores of books, including Graphic Style, Handwritten, New Ornamental Type and New Vintage Type, all published by Thames & Hudson.
- Introduction: Elegance & Eccentricity
- German/Der Schrift
- Italian/Il Corviso
Louise Filiis a New York-based graphic designer specializing in food packaging, restaurant identities, logos and book design.
1st edition 2011, paperback, 352pp, with 274 illustrations of which 254 are in full colour, 18 x 25.3 cm