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Hand Type-Two Good Books, and a Site February 9, 2009

Posted by leskanturek in Class Topics, Type.
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Two books that are available to inspire your use of hand type:

Hand Job: A Catalog of Type, by Michael Perry

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and Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age, by  Steven Heller, Mirko Ilic

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(Above) Three pages from Handwritten

Ray Fenwick is a Canadian  illustrator/artist/designer. He gained attention as the creator of  Hall of Best Knowledge, a  hand lettered year long running typographic comic. In HBK  a nameless author imparts pearls of wisdom which provoke thought and snorts of milk up your nose and revel something of it’s mysterious author with each lesson imparted.  Compulsively lettered and illuminated with all manner of calligraphic ornamentation and fallderall, Hall of Best Knowledge, and  it’s obsessiveness is also a book from Fantagraphics.   Here is a link to Ray’s site.

fd6(Above) the cover of the Fantagraphic book Hall of Best Knowledge

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(Above) a page from Ray Fenwick’s online line portfolio on his website.

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