Hand to Type – Scripts, Hand Lettering and Calligraphy edited by Jan Middendorp

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Hand to Type – Scripts, Hand Lettering and Calligraphy edited by Jan Middendorp

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Hand to Type is a stunning compilation of handmade and digital scripts that showcases the beauty of handwritten letterforms.

The book features work by some of today’s most successful and original calligraphers and lettering artists. In addition to fonts and lettering using the Latin alphabet, it introduces artists who explore Cyrillic, Arabic, and Greek scripts.

The book's rich visual examples are complemented by in-depth interviews with outstanding calligraphers and type designers conducted by editor Jan Middendorp. Hand to Type also offers a revealing glimpse into processes by which handmade letters may be turned into digital files. Prominent guest authors introduce the workings of scripts with which many readers may be less familiar – from Arabic and Indian writing systems to the amazing scripts found in pre-war German school books and on Amsterdam pub windows.

Containing expert essays by; Nadine Chahink, Rick Cusick, Ramiro Espinoza, Kimya Gandhi & Dan Reynolds, Patrick Griffin, Florian Hardwig, Shoko Mugikura, and Alexei Vanyashin.

Featured interviews with: Ken Barber, Timothy Donaldson, Tony di Spigna, Gemma O'Brien, Luca Barcellona, Niels Shoe Meulmann, Brody Neuenschwander, Gabriel Martinez Meave, and Reza Abedini.

Contributing designers include: Francesca Biasetton, Alison Carmichael, Allan Daastrup, Louise Fili, Claudio Gil, Gray 318, Cyrus Highsmith, Brian Jaramillo, Seb Lester, LETMAN, Gabriel Martinez Meave, Erik Marinovich, Marina Marjina, Laura Meseguer, Greg Papagrigoriou, Alejandro Paul, Stephen Rapp, Ricardo Rousselot, Paul Shaw, Wissam Shawkat, Dana Tanamachi, John Stevens, Underware, Laura Worthington and many others.


Booksellers comments:
240 pages packed with information and opinions about most aspects of lettering, calligraphy, graphics, type, etc.. This is a fascinating, interesting book.


1st edition, 2012, hardback, 240pp, full colour throughout, packed with illustrations and examples of work, 25 x 31 cm


Hand to Type – Scripts, Hand Lettering and Calligraphy edited by Jan Middendorp
£35.00 EUR 43.15