- Full Description
This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering from the heyday of Art Deco and the experimental modernity of the Futurists--from geometric fonts, elegant brush scripts, and heavy industrial serifs to hand-drawn eccentricities and outré display types. A cornerstone of any type-lover's library. Leslie Cabarga is the author of more than two dozen books on design, including Logo, Font & Lettering Bible. Includes some wonderful line-drawn chapter heads, movie promos, and more.
Every page boasts eight to 12 images of words and phrases, nearly all hand-drawn in bold styles. It was all about catching the eye, and the pros in the 1920s and 1930s really knew how to do that. From store signage to film posters, from logos to book titles, electric gadgets to autos, everything looked better in custom-lettered type in the latest Art Deco, streamlined styles.
Rian Hughes is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, author, and typographer. From his studio, Device, he has produced watches for Swatch, Hawaiian shirts, logo designs for Batman and Spiderman, and an iconoclastic revamp of comic hero Dan Dare. A retrospective monograph of his work, Art, Commercial, was published in 2002. Rian's recent books include Culture: Ideas Can be Dangerous and Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s, and his comic strips have been collected in Yesterday's Tomorrows.
- Additional Information
Item Code CUSLE Publisher Korero Press Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9780957664951 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x9 # Pages 576pg Color Partial Color