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The ABC of Custom Lettering : A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters - Ivan Castro

The ABC of Custom Lettering

A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters

By: Ivan Castro, Ken Barber (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2016
ISBN: 9780957664975
Number Of Pages: 176

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Need to produce some flyers? Want to draw up a logo for a band? Does your local Speed shop need a T-shirt design? Don't want to use the same old computer fonts? Well, let graphic designer and typography teacher Ivan Castro show you The ABC of Custom Lettering.

This practical and inspirational workbook features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for hand drawing a range of letterforms, from Modern Roman and Gothic through to Latin, Script and Interlocked.

Featuring traditional instruction methods with a modern twist, the book comes with gallery sections for inspiration and accompanying projects allow you to practise your technique. Learn to achieve professional results from a modern master of typography.

About the Author

Ivan Castro is a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, specialising in calligraphy, lettering, and typography. His work involves everything from advertising to editorial, packaging, and logo design, from big companies to gig posters. Even though he claims to have no specific style, one could say that he has a strong respect for history and popular culture. He has been working in the field for 15 years, and teaching calligraphy and lettering for 10 years in the main design schools of Barcelona.

He travels, giving workshops and lectures at design festivals and conferences. His clients included Bau Design College of Barcelona, Born Losers, Congreso Internacional de Tipografia, Iconographic Magazine, Korero Press, Lee Productions, Little Victor, Los Tiki Phantoms, and El Toro Records. Ken Barber works for House Industries in Yorklyn, Delaware, a prolific type foundry. He also conducts lettering workshops at Maryland Institute, College of Art.

ISBN: 9780957664975
ISBN-10: 0957664974
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st March 2016
Publisher: Korero Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 21.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.56

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