Draw Your Own Alphabets
Thirty Fonts to Scribble, Sketch, & Make Your Own
Publication date 03/20/2013
8.25 x 9.25 inches (21.0 x 23.5 cm), Paperback
160 pages, 140 color illustrations
Rights: North America;
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There are many ways to make your writing feel more personal, but none carries the charge of using a custom-drawn font. Draw Your Own Alphabets is a fun, hands-on workbook that teaches how to create funky hand-lettered fonts sure to jump off the page, poster, or screen. Presenting thirty complete alphabets, custom-drawn in a variety of styles by various young designers and illustrators, this do-it-yourself guide demonstrates how to adapt the letters and make them your own. Whether you dip in and out of your favorite lettering styles, or work through the book practicing various alphabets, you ll be creating your own fonts in no time. A technical section shows how to put your hand-drawn creations to practice, from transferring letters to a computer and using them online to mixing and matching different alphabets.
Tony Sedden is a freelance writer and designer based in East Sussex, UK.
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"Whether you have always been designing through hand-drawn illustrations or are a designer of the computer age, Draw Your Own Alphabets is a great place for you to expand your lettering techniques."
Good Reads with Ronna:
"Brings back fun into your old-fashioned writing. This 160-page book shows you many unique, very creative fonts you can learn to draw on your own. There are even special pages with grids for you to try your hand at duplicating the alphabets they show... I so appreciate that the font samples, which range from very simple to quite intricate, are large enough to really show you the detail. Plus each one has a clever name like Control Chaos, Knit, Skinny Fringe and Spaghetti Junction... whether you are like me and just want to keep hand lettering alive and learn creative new ways to do it, or you truly want to design your own original fonts for your work, this book will surely inspire you."
Draw Your Own Alphabets on Fine Books and Collections, Fine Books & Collections:
"Takes the art of custom-drawn fontslively, hand-drawn letters often perfected by middle school adeptsto an extraordinary level of sophistication."
"The focus is definitely on hand-drawn display topography, but the technical lessons in the book can be applied in all sorts of situations."
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