12.3.08

BOOK OF THE WEEK

the font of all knowledge...

As Michael Perry states in the opener of 'HAND JOB, "in this digital age of computer generated graphics and typography it's refreshing to see a small subset of typographers who still believe in working by hand". Look to be honest, we love words, we love print, we love graf... and you're talking to two ladies who spent the better part of their primary school years huddled over their homework spending more time on the headings than the rest of the assignment. So this book is a no brainer, and clearly the title is genius.

The book is literally jam packed with hand written typefaces, sketchbook pages, studio scenes, commercial posters, record cover artwork and advertising campaign pieces from the fifty-five graphic designers and typographers who fill its pages. The artists within explore multiple mark making materials and techniques from paper stencils to body cutting in their search for the perfect font.

A revelation for doodlers and wordsmiths alike.

1 comment:

tumbleweed said...

thanks for that review...looks like I'll have to chase that one up, after all...