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"A labour of living typographic archaeology by the type designer and illustrator Rian Hughes" Eye, Winter 2010/2011

About the Author

Rian Hughes is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, logo designer and typographer. He studied graphic design at the London College of Printing before working for an advertising agency, 'i-D' magazine and a series of record sleeve design companies. In 1994, he founded his own studio, Device, and has since worked with a wide range of international clients in publishing, advertising, music and fashion. He has also worked extensively for the British and American comic book industries, both as artist and designer.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (December 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906863318
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906863319
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #872,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a thick, large book loaded with lettering examples from another era. It is a great reference and I recommend it to anybody who likes type/fonts/etc. I also recommend the other book in this series Custom Lettering of the 60s & 70s
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I started my first business just a few years before desktop computers. I had a little screenprinting company and I knew this old-school calligrapher who used to do hand-lettering for supermarkets, sign shops, screenprinters, etc. He had a knack for typefaces-by-hand and I would trace his finished lettering using rubylith film and a stat machine...good times! If I ever had to go back to working by hand again, this would be one of my most valuable "go to" books.
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By bes019 on December 30, 2011
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This book is filled with lettering used in the 40s and 50s. It's a lot larger book than I expected, too. Great quality! Great buy!
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This book is AMAZING.

Full of samples organized by style, over an inch thick.

If you're a lettering artist, you need this book. You also need Custom Lettering of the 60's and 70's, also by Rian Hughes.
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My brother had been drooling over this book every time he went in a bookstore. I bought it from amazon, received it super fast and wrapped it up for Christmas. My brother said it was the best gift he received and he was glued to it for days. He is a graphic designer and said this is an amazing book!
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