Street Fonts

Street Fonts
Title Street Fonts PDF eBook
Author Claudia Walde
Publisher
Total Pages 320
Release 2018-01-18
Genre Graffiti
ISBN 9780500294161

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Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets. Claudia Walde has spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from 30 countries with a view to showing the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. All of the artists have roots in graffiti. Some are world renowned such as 123 Klan (Canada), Faith47 (South Africa) and Hera (Germany); others are lesser known or only now starting to emerge. Each artist received the same brief: to design all 26 letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them. The results are a fascinating insight into the creative process.

Just My Type

Just My Type
Title Just My Type PDF eBook
Author Simon Garfield
Publisher Profile Books
Total Pages 352
Release 2010-10-21
Genre Reference
ISBN 1847652921

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Just My Type is not just a font book, but a book of stories. About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco. About the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, or people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook, or Margaret Calvert, who invented the motorway signs that are used from Watford Gap to Abu Dhabi. About the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers ... and typefaces became something we realised we all have an opinion about. As the Sunday Times review put it, the book is 'a kind of Eats, Shoots and Leaves for letters, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.' This edition is available with both black and silver covers.

Graffiti Alphabets

Graffiti Alphabets
Title Graffiti Alphabets PDF eBook
Author Claudia Walde
Publisher
Total Pages 0
Release 2011
Genre Alphabet in art
ISBN 9780500515693

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An international survey of graffiti and street art, and a unique typographical sourcebook as well.

Learn to Draw a Graffiti Master-piece

Learn to Draw a Graffiti Master-piece
Title Learn to Draw a Graffiti Master-piece PDF eBook
Author Graffiti Diplomacy
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages 282
Release 2013-07-25
Genre Art
ISBN 9780988777293

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Teaches a variety of graffiti word designs. Includes step-by-step instructions, in both pictures and text that will guide one through the process of creating a graffiti masterpiece.

Mural XXL

Mural XXL
Title Mural XXL PDF eBook
Author Claudia Walde
Publisher National Geographic Books
Total Pages 0
Release 2015-10-20
Genre Art
ISBN 0500239304

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The first book to focus on the new trend in graffiti and street art: permanent murals on a gigantic scale Once upon a time, illegal graffiti and street art were modest in scale, hastily created in hours or even minutes and destroyed just as quickly by authorities, vandals, or the weather. Now, however, architects, urban planners, and development companies have begun to support the creation of large murals, allowing street artists and graffiti artists to make carefully planned, more permanent works, sometimes covering entire buildings, and adding a whole new visual dimension to the world’s cities. For this spectacular volume, Claudia Walde, whose own recent 1,800-square-foot, brilliantly colored mural on the Alte Messe, Leipzig, was created in just one grueling week of work, has selected more than 200 of the best XXL mural works from around the world and profiled thirty artists who pioneered this trend. Working in dangerous conditions, hundreds of yards above the ground, yet always keenly aware of the viewer’s perspective from street level, these new street muralists are as fearless and technically skilled as they are brilliant and creative. With exclusive commentary from the practitioners as well as detailed information about their planning, methods, challenges, and inspirations, Mural XXL also includes a map identifying exciting murals around the world.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Title Flip the Script PDF eBook
Author Christian P. Acker
Publisher Gingko Press Editions
Total Pages 0
Release 2013
Genre Graffiti
ISBN 9781584234609

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Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well-practiced penmanship. Within the pages of FLIP THE SCRIPT, the best hand styles are analysed, contextualising the work of graffiti writers from around America. Author Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books.

TypoLyrics

TypoLyrics
Title TypoLyrics PDF eBook
Author Slanted
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages 208
Release 2012-12-13
Genre Architecture
ISBN 3034611226

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Grafikdesigner lieben Musik. Das zeigt nicht zuletzt die große Begeisterung der Leser des Typografie-Magazins „Slanted" für die Rubrik „Typo Lyrics", in der Gestalter Musik mithilfe von Schrift ganz neu interpretieren. Für die gleichnamige Publikation haben sich renommierte Grafikdesigner wie Fons Hickmann sowie junge Talente aus der ganzen Welt von Songtexten zu innovativen Font-Designs inspirieren lassen. Entstanden ist eine Sammlung faszinierender Visuals – „Schriftbilder", die zeitgenössische Fonts auf eine etwas andere Weise präsentieren. Das außergewöhnliche Zusammenspiel von Schriftgestaltung und Musik macht die Fonts lebendig und bringt sie regelrecht zum Tanzen. Im Gegensatz zu klassischen Musterbüchern oder Schriftenfächern wird so ein besonderer, emotionaler Zugang zur Typografie geschaffen, der das große Ausdruckspotenzial von Schriften deutlich macht. Analog zur traditionellen Schriftklassifikation gliedert sich das Buch in elf Kapitel, die sich jeweils mit einer Schriftfamilie und Songtexten einer bestimmten Musikrichtung auseinandersetzen.