Shadow Type

Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering

Steven Heller, Louise Fili

$40.00

     6.75 × 9.7 in (17.1 × 24.6 cm)
Paperback
352 pages
300 color illustrations, 50 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Rights: North America
ISBN: 9781616892111


The first-ever compilation of shadow typefaces is now available in paperback. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples, advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books, drawn from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, Steven Heller, and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.
  • Contains more than three hundred of the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States
  • Sourcebook for designers looking for ways to enliven their projects with a sense of monumentality or a feeling of confidence and optimism


Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design Department at the School of Visual Arts and the author of numerous books including our best-selling Typography Sketchbooks

Louise Fili is director of Fili Design, a member of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, and the author of our bestselling Elegantissima


Editorial Reviews

medium.com :

"It's been a while since I've seen a typographical curation of this caliber. If the type work doesn't get you off, the intricate color palettes will. This is something that will stay in my collection forever."

Creativebloq.com:

"This is perfect coffee-table matter for typography lovers ... . the book itself is nicely produced using high quality stock, making it feel archival and specimen-like."

Linea Curve:

"This invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design."

Cliche magazine:

"After reading this book, it is difficult to not analyze advertisements and billboards, the insightful book will have you noticing the smallest details in print work."


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