Lettering Tips for Artists, Graphic Designers, and Calligraphers

Lettering Tips for Artists, Graphic Designers, and Calligraphers

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Timesaving techniques for producing well-formed, good-looking lettering in all the major styles.

Norton Pub
Drawing letters quickly, accurately, and gracefully is an essential skill for artists and designers, even in the computer age. Bill Gray shows how to make the basic strokes for capitals and lowercase forms; get letter and word spacing right; reproduce the characteristics of any alphabet; produce extended, condensed, and outline versions of a type family; and more. Dozens of specimens serve as models of fine lettering.
Timesaving techniques for producing well-formed, good-looking lettering in all the major styles.

Blackwell North Amer
Want to enliven your typographic layouts and create unique brochures, ads, headlines, logos, greeting cards, and other graphics? Learn the basic techniques of expert calligraphy quickly and easily with this illustrated step-by-step guide. Covering all the major styles of alphabets, it teaches the basic strokes for making drawn and constructed letters, shows how to achieve good spacing, explains how to capture the essence of an alphabetic style as well as how to design your own variations, and provides dozens of models, both classic and contemporary. This splendid guide to professional hand-lettering is packed with time-saving methods of achieving an ordered appearance in lettering designs, of harmonizing the form and function of a message, of making an efficient drawing guide, and much more.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [1996]
Edition: Revised edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780393730050
0393730050
Branch Call Number: 745.6 GRAY
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Shaw, Paul
Alternative Title: Lettering tips
Notes: "A Norton professional book."--Title page verso

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