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Hand Job: A Catalog of Type
by Michael Perry

ISBN: 9781568986265
PUBLISHER: Princeton Architectural Press
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 256
PUBLICATION DATE: 31.07.2007
DIMENSIONS: 254mmX203mmX28mm 966grams

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In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believe in working by hand. No longer relegated to designer's sketchbooks, hand-drawn type has emerged from the underground as a dynamic vehicle for visual communicationfrom magazine, book, and album covers to movie credits and NFL advertisements. As the practice and appreciation of hand-drawn type grows, its time to celebrate the work of those typographers whose every letterform is a work of art."Hand Job" collects groundbreaking work from fifty of today's most talented typographers who draw by hand. Graphic designer and hand typographer Michael Perry selects work representing the full spectrum of design methods and styles. Each hand-drawn work is entirely shaped by the artist's unique processevery one a carefully executed composition enhanced by unplanned "accidents" of line, color, and craft. "Hand Job" also includes photographs of found type, artists studios, and the tools that help make typography come to life. Whether you are looking to invigorate your design work or are just in need of a little offbeat inspiration, "Hand Job" will have you reaching for your favorite pen.

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