Friday, 28 November 2008

Gestaltens 'Playful Type - Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts'

Graphic designers are approaching type design in a refreshingly new manner and creating typography beyond the classical typeset. Playful Type demonstrates how these designers are creating a dynamic range of playful, illustrative and hand-made typography with the aide of a multitude of different techniques (especailly on page 10 and 11). From manual lettering, calligraphy and collage to manipulative time exposures of photographs and even ice blocks, the cutting-edge examples (mainly on page 10 and 11) collected in this inspiring book indicate current developments in type design. (see page 10 and 11)