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"A practical and highly visual guide to hand-lettering from renowned design studio House Industries, covering the history, methods, and foundational techniques of lettering, featuring case studies and typographical models of a range of lettering categories including serifs, sans serifs, and brush and script styles"--
For a quarter century, House Industries has carved out an unlikely niche in the design world by cultivating a diverse body of work-from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology. House Industries- The Process Is the Inspirationis an illustrative and entertaining journey through the creative process of this renowned design studio. Presented in House?s honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, this beautifully useful 400-page volume offers a novel perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Not only does this revealing and visually engaging book contain a collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies, but it also shows how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work.
For a quarter century, House Industries has carved out an unlikely niche in the design world by cultivating a diverse body of work—from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology. House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration is an illustrative and entertaining journey through the creative process of this renowned design studio. Presented in House’s honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, this beautifully useful 400-page volume offers a novel perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Not only does this revealing and visually engaging book contain a collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies, but it also shows how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work. From the Hardcover edition.
This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
Capture the perfect portrait--even if it's with a selfie--in this updated edition of a trusted classic, now with all-new photography. Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Understanding Portrait Photography, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those "aha!" moments and capture them forever. Rather than relying on pure luck and chance to catch those moments, Peterson's approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and joy of everyday moments. This updated edition includes new sections on capturing the perfect selfie, how to photograph in foreign territory while being sensitive to cultures and customs, how to master portraiture on an iPhone, and the role of Photoshop in portraiture. Now with brand-new photography, Understanding Portrait Photography makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow.
Hand to type is a stunning compilation of handmade and digital scripts that showcases the beauty of handwritten letterforms. The book features work by some of today's most successful and original calligraphers and lettering artists. In addition to fonts and lettering using the Latin alphabet, it introduces artists who explore Cyrillic, Arabic, and Greek scripts. The book's rich visual examples are complemented by in-depth interviews with outstanding calligraphers and type designers conducted by editor Jan Middendorp. Hand to type also offers a revealing glimpse into processes by which handmade letters may be turned into digital files. Prominent guest authors introduce the workings of scripts with which many readers may be less familiar - from Arabic and Indian writing systems to the amazing scripts found in pre-war German school books and on Amsterdam pub windows.
Brand by Hand documents the work, career, and artistic inspiration of graphic designer extraordinaire Jon Contino. Jon is a born-and-bred New Yorker. He talks like one, he acts like one, and most importantly, he designs like one. He is the founder and creative director of Jon Contino Studio, and over the past two decades, he has built a massive collection of award-winning graphic-design work for high-profile clients such as Nike, 20th Century Fox, and Sports Illustrated. Throughout all of this, he has gone to design hell and back, facing obstacles like fear, self-doubt, and bad luck. Brand by Hand documents the work and career of Jon Contino, exploring his lifelong devotion to the guts and grime of New York and cementing his biggest artistic inspirations, from hardcore music to America’s favorite pastime. A graphic-design retrospective showcasing his minimalist illustrations and unmistakable hand-lettering, Brand by Hand shares how Contino has taken a passion for pen and ink and turned it into an expanding empire of clients, merchandise, and artwork.
THE FIRST BOOK DEDICATED ENTIRELY TO THE USE AND MASTERY OF MODERN BRUSH PENS Drawing gorgeous letters, words and phrases with a brush pen doesn’t have to be difficult! Brush Pen Lettering will show you how to create your own unique style. To help you on your lettering journey, this comprehensive how-to guide includes: • DIY projects • Tips and Tricks • Color Photographs • Inspiring Ideas • Step-by-step instructions • Practice sheets
If only the answer to every marital question were as easy as “I do!” For many couples the challenges of planning their nuptials are a piece of (wedding) cake compared to what comes after: How do we merge our finances—or do we? Do we need to spend every free minute together? And how do we decide where to spend our first Thanksgiving? Online wedding community The Knot was fielding so many questions like these from their newly married members that they were inspired to create an entirely new site—The Nest—dedicated to the unique issues that face people in the first few years of marriage. A 24/7 virtual married-best-friend-who’s-been-there-before, the site and its thousands of just-married members dish out advice on everything from how to get your permanent roommate to pick up his or her dirty socks, to how to inspect a property when you’re buying your first home, to foolproof guidelines for entertaining the in-laws. Unlike single friends (who don’t have the experience to give tried and true advice) or Mom (who has lots of experience but tends to give too much advice), Nesties share their experiences with no strings attached—and free of the worries that come with real-world friendship. Now the editors of The Nest have brought together the very best of this hard-won knowledge, plus their own astute insights into the early years of marriage, to create a unique resource for navigating the sometimes bumpy road of marriage. Touching on everything from money to sex and starting a family, they go where no etiquette book or self-help manual has gone before, providing real-life solutions for the myriad problems even the happiest couple can encounter when two become one. Get tips and tricks on: • Merging your money (or not) • Building the family fortune • Loving your in-laws • Buying your first home • Decorating as a duo • Divvying up the chores • Keeping the flame alive • Fighting nicely • Talking about kids • Maintaining your single friends • Hosting during the holidays • Figuring out the future This book is filled with advice, detailed to-dos, checklists, quizzes, and worksheets that are sure to spark conversations, fix problems, and get your new life together on track and off to a good start.