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Scripts

Elegant Lettering From Design's Golden Age
Heller, Steven (Book - 2012 )
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Seen in everything from wedding invitations and birth announcements to IOUs, menus, and diplomas, script typefaces impart elegance and sophistication to a broad variety of texts. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today's designers. Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply, or symbolize certain traits linked to writing. Their fundamental characteristic is that all the letters, more or less, touch those before and after. Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare, and forgotten scripts from the United States, Germany, France, England, and Italy. Featuring examples from a vast spectrum of sources--advertisements, street signs, type-specimen books, and personal letters--this book is a delightful and invaluable trove of long overlooked material.
Authors: Heller, Steven
Title: Scripts
elegant lettering from design's golden age
Edition: 1st paperback ed
Characteristics: 351 pages :,chiefly color illustrations ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Steven Heller and Louise Fili
Contents: French scriptes
British scripts
German die schrift
Italian il corsivo
American scripts
Summary: Seen in everything from wedding invitations and birth announcements to IOUs, menus, and diplomas, script typefaces impart elegance and sophistication to a broad variety of texts. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today's designers. Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply, or symbolize certain traits linked to writing. Their fundamental characteristic is that all the letters, more or less, touch those before and after. Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare, and forgotten scripts from the United States, Germany, France, England, and Italy. Featuring examples from a vast spectrum of sources--advertisements, street signs, type-specimen books, and personal letters--this book is a delightful and invaluable trove of long overlooked material.
Additional Contributors: Fili, Louise
ISBN: 0500290393
9780500290392
Branch Call Number: 745.61 H4775s 2012
Production: New York :, Thames & Hudson,, 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 350)
Subject Headings: Alphabet books Calligraphy Lettering
Topical Term: Alphabet books
Calligraphy
Lettering
LCCN: 2010936806
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