Alan Kitching

Author: John L. Walters
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780677723
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Design

Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching. Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

Alan Kitching

Author: Alan Kitching
Publisher:
ISBN: 178067774X
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Graphic design (Typography)

Beautifully designed and quarter bound, this special edition monograph documents the work of the world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

Alan Kitching

Author: Alan Kitching
Publisher:
ISBN: 1780677731
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Graphic design (Typography)

This long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching. Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

Adventures in Letterpress

Author: Brandon Mise
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780673337
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Design

Tactile, retro, and idiosyncratic, hand-printed objects have an undeniable appeal, especially in a digital age. In recent years, the nearly obsolete craft of letterpress has been resurrected by artists and designers who have rescued cast-iron presses from basements and scrap yards. Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 examples of the resulting work: elegant cards, edgy broadsheets, and everything in between. Beautiful, humorous and sometimes just plain weird, the projects featured in the book perfectly illustrate the vibrant future of this once-endangered medium.

True Print

Author: Dafi Kühne
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN: 3037785098
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre:

Dafi K�hne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital ways to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters. Using very different kinds of instruments, from a MacBook to a pantograph, for his compositions, he pushes the boundaries of design. Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop, K�hne embraces the labor involved in the entire process of creating a poster from initial idea to finished product. Fusing modern means with the century-old tradition of the letterpress, he forms a new vocabulary on how to communicate through type and form in a truly un-nostalgic way. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression: true print.

An A Z of Type Designers

Author: Neil Macmillan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300111517
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Review: "This illustrated A-Z features outstanding type designers from around the world, from Gutenberg to the present day. Arranged alphabetically by designer's name, the book contains over 260 biographical profiles. Entries are illustrated by key typefaces taken from a wide range of sources, including type specimens, original posters, private press editions and magazine covers, and also give a list of work and, where applicable, further reading references and a website address. An essential reference for typographers, graphic designers and students, the book also features a full index and eight short texts by leading typographers - Jonathan Barnbrook, Erik van Blokland, Clive Bruton, John Downer, John Hudson, Jean Francois Porchez, Erik Spiekermann and Jeremy Tankard - that cover a variety of different aspects of type design, including typeface revivals, font piracy, designing fonts for corporate identities and the role of nationality in type design."--BOOK JACKET

Letterpress Now

Author: Jessica C. White
Publisher: Lark Crafts
ISBN: 1454703296
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Explains how to use various types of presses, and includes twenty projects ranging from cards and calendars to stationery and masks.

Basics of Design Layout Typography for Beginners

Author: Lisa Graham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133714897
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Design

This classic introduction to high-impact page design is now fully updated for a new generation of designers. Basics of Design: Layout and Typography for Beginners demystifies the design process with straightforward and complete explanations of the fundamental principles that create first-rate visual design. Readers learn essential design terminology and develop their knowledge and skills through visual examples and hands-on activities that reinforce page layout and typography concepts. Side-by-side critiques of before-and-after page layouts help readers understand how to apply design principles to their own efforts and point the way to excellence in design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reinventing Letterpress

Author: Charlotte Rivers
Publisher:
ISBN: 2888930935
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Letterpress printing

Reinventing Letterpress is a lusciously tactile, desirable, take-anywhere bundle of letterpress work. Letterpress is in the throes of a revival, with designers and creatives of all kinds rediscovering the artistic opportunities this most traditional of printing techniques has to offer. The letterpress look taps into the popularity of the handmade aesthetic, and this book places this revitalized discipline in a modern context, showcasing beautiful examples of contemporary work, and profiling the craft’s most exciting practitioners. The book also includes a brief history of the craft and an overview of press set-ups and studios.

The Little Book of Typographic Ornament

Author: David Jury
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780675895
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Design

This little book contains a beautiful and varied collection of typographic ornaments sourced from specimen books of type foundries, dating from 1700. David Jury explains how the need for typographic ornaments arose and developed, and sets them in their historical context. The chapters cover natural forms; geometric forms; rules and borders; wreaths, borders and scrolls; and pictorial ornaments. The last chapter charts the rise of the graphic designer over the last century, and how modern designers are now reinterpreting these typographic ornaments into new forms of art. The Little Book of Typographic Ornament will be an invaluable reference for graphic designers, as well as providing a source of copyright-free images.

Vincent s Starry Night and Other Stories

Author: Michael Bird
Publisher:
ISBN: 178067614X
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre:

An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work. Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art. This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.

Girl on Girl

Author: Charlotte Jansen
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780679556
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Art

A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies. This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art. Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.

All About Yves

Author: Catherine Ormen
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1786271249
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Design

Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world's most famous designers, who's haute couture collections have deeply marked society and revolutionized the image of women. All About Yves documents the life of this great designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent's key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines, and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and is essential reading for those with a passion for YSL.

Jon Burgerman s Burgerworld

Author:
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780678754
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Games

An exciting new coloring book from Jon Burgerman, taking you on a journey through a land of his doodle creations. Color and scribble and have fun as you and your pens make friends with strange monsters and doodles on your journey to Burgerworld! Contains a list of mind-boggling creatures and objects to tick off as you find them on your travels, and a page of crazy stickers.

A2Z

Author: Julian Rothenstein
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1616897074
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Design

Now in its fourth iteration, revised and dramatically expanded with 130 new pages, A2Z+ remains the ultimate source for unusual, inventive fonts not found anywhere else. This spectacular updated version contains an abundance of newly-discovered material with over 130 new images, features the spectacular statistical charts of W. E. Du Bois and a wealth of rare graphics and ephemera. This off-beat collection is the perfect inspiration for designers, history buffs, artists, as well as casual readers interested in remarkable typefaces, symbols, and patterns