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Hand Job: A Catalog of Type [Paperback]

by Michael Perry
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

August 1, 2007 1568986262 978-1568986265 1
In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believe in working by hand. No longer relegated to designer's sketchbooks, hand-drawn type has emerged from the underground as a dynamic vehicle for visual communicationfrom magazine, book, and album covers to movie credits and NFL advertisements. As the practice and appreciation of hand-drawn type grows, its time to celebrate the work of those typographers whose every letterform is a work of art.

Hand Job collects groundbreaking work from fifty of today's most talented typographers who draw by hand. Graphic designer and hand typographer Michael Perry selects work representing the full spectrum of design methods and styles. Each hand-drawn work is entirely shaped by the artist's unique processevery one a carefully executed composition enhanced by unplanned "accidents" of line, color, and craft. Hand Job also includes photographs of found type,artists studios, and the tools that help make typography come to life. Whether you are looking to invigorate your design work or are just in need of a little offbeat inspiration, Hand Job will have you reaching for your favorite pen.


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...Of the 55 practitioners of hand-drawn typography represented here -- each given between two and six pages to show his or her stuff -- none creates work that is remotely ordinary. -- Metropolis, September 2007

...chock-full of inspiration for designers an eye candy for those who just dress like them...Hand Job is about the next generation of superstars, from frighteningly talented students to rising taste makers Deanne Cheuk and Kevin Lyons. It's hours of fun. -- Time Out Chicago, December 3, 2007

...it's uplifting to experience a graphic design book that focuses on hand-drawn typography...vibrant and alive...hip without being pretentious--a true look at an underappreciated art form. This is the perfect book for anyone who appreciated graphic design and values sincere uniqueness. -- BrandChannel.com, October 2007

A technique which transforms every shape of letter into an art, which celebrates every curve, every height and every upstroke. Sublime and reassuring at the golden age in the computing. -- Rosebuzz, Winter 2008

If, like many of us, you're tired of seeing one computer-generated graphic after another, Hand Job might provide a refreshing change. The book is a collection of hand-drawn type from 55 of today's most-talented hand typographers. -- Step Inside Design, November 2007

"Cheeky, youthful exuberance..." --Library Journal, Mark Woodhouse, November 1, 2007

"For designers and artists out there who prefer quirky hand drawn letters over rigid digital styles, this one's for you....This hefty book contains plenty of inspiration and eye-candy to soak in here from well known names and newcomers alike." --Turntable Lab

"This is a compendium of illustrators and designers kickin it old school. What I really enjoy about hand done design is that it feels personal; it feels unique. Most importantly, it feels fresh. This book features 55 designers and illustrators and none of them are duds. I usually feel dissapointed by books that feature multiple artists/designers/illustrators/etc because it always seem to be the case that half the book is just filler. Hand Job, while never deviating from its core message, somehow managed to assemble a wide range of great talent. And it doesn't hurt that the book is just plain well designed. Overall: 5 out of 5. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Perhaps my favorite book that Ive bought this year. --Ocular Invasion

"The handmade lettering, an inspiration to any artist, is a refreshing change from the computer-generated fonts of the day. Examples of work by each typographer fill 2 to 6 pages, from a variety of sources. Plus, who can resist the title?" --Mocoloco

"Hand Job collects groundbreaking work from fifty of today's most talented typographers who draw by hand. Graphic designer and hand typographer Michael Perry has selected work that represents the full spectrum of design methods and styles. Whether you are looking to invigorate your design work or are just in need of a little offbeat inspiration, Hand Job will have you reaching for your favourite pen." --Brunswick Street Bookstore

"This book is a must for contemporary illustrators and designers." --Domy bookstore blog

"Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry is one of those books that I can open to any page and instantly think, I wish I was awesome. I love hand drawn type and this book is my favorite source of inspiration when the opportunity to draw some type arises. Mike has included a great collection of artists and designers with a variety of styles. It's also a conversation starter when your friends stop by and see a book called Hand Job on your bookshelf. " -- Jeff Rogers --SPD

"I really really really love this book. I remember back in the early 90's (totally dating myself here) the graphic design world was all about deconstructive type and how many crazy fonts you could use. I'm so glad that today, there's a strong resurgence of hand drawn type. It brings back a more "artistic" aspect to commercial design, and its just more fun and gives much more quirky personality. This book has a huge and comprehensive collection of recent pieces that have used hand drawn type, but what I also love was that it showcases many designer's studios and work places. It's a must-have reference for any graphics person, or anyone that simply appreciates some personal creative expression." --Happy Mundane

"...a great collection of hand drawn typography." --Illustrationmundo.com

"In reaction to the proliferation of Bezier curves and a seemingly endless supply of pixels, designers and clients (including the NFL) are returning to handmade lettering. With Hand Job, Michael Perry chronicles a range of exciting bespoke experiments that blur the lines between illustration and typography." --Dwell

"With its focus exclusive to hand-drawn type and typography, this contemporary collection is a feast-and-a-half for even the mild text buff...This humble bumble took one look through the pages and was met with an instant wrench in her heart. The detail alone is enough to have your nose glued to all 256 pages for hours." --Mondo Magazine

"A humorously titled book celebrating the work of typographers who create letter forms by hand." --How Design

"Hand Job, A Catalog of Type by Michael Perry was just released on Amazon. I was thrilled to see this, because it originally wasnt scheduled for release until November...and I was drooling in anticipation. Got it Friday and it didnt disappoint." --DBLOGALA

"One day Mike Perry made this book called Hand Job. Every art director on earth bought the book." --Wieden + Kenedy Blog

"The new book Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), is a fascinating 250-page tome in its own right, with clever, cute and sometimes bizarre examples of custom-penned letterforms." --Eyeteeth

"Michael Perry's compendium of hand-drawn type points to the continued relevance of the human touch in modern communication..." --American Craft

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"The new book Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), is a fascinating 250-page tome in its own right, with clever, cute and sometimes bizarre examples of custom-penned letterforms.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568986262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568986265
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mike Perry (www.mikeperrystudio.com) works in Brooklyn, New York, making books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawings, paintings, illustrations, and teaching whenever possible. He is the author of the books, Hand Job and Over and Over, both published by Princeton Architectural Press. He is currently working on two new books. In 2007 he started a magazine called Untitled, which explores his current interests. He has worked with clients such as Apple, the New York Times Magazine, Dwell magazine, Target, Urban Outfitters, eMusic, and Nike. In 2004 Step magazine included him in their annual "30under30" roundup; in 2007 Computer Arts Projects magazine described him as a groundbreaking illustrator; and in 2008 he received Print magazine's New Visual Artist award and was one of the Art Directors Club Young Guns 6. Doodling away night and day, Perry creates new typefaces and sundry graphics that inevitably find their way into his work, exercising the great belief that generating piles is the sincerest form of creative process. His work has been seen around the world from London, Tokyo, Singapore, Los Angles, Minneapolis, and New York City.

Customer Reviews

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars While not what I expected, a great reference book January 6, 2008
Format:Paperback
I was hoping for pages filled with fonts A-z and 0-9 in hand drawn styles and seeing how they were applied to ads, flyers, etc. Instead, several examples per artist are shown in alphabetical order by name of the artist. Website references are give for most artists.
This book is extremely liberating given the approach I typically apply to typography and typesetting.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some gems, the rest; not so much August 24, 2008
Format:Paperback
I was really looking forward to receiving this book. It arrived and I opened it on the best design. There are a couple of real gems in there, but there is a big gap between these gems (Adam Haye, Jose Ricardo Cabral Cabacos, A.J. Purdy and Luke Ramsey) and the rest.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best November 2, 2007
Format:Paperback
This book pulls together hand done type from all kinds of sources. If you are a graphic designer or illustrator, this is an overwhelming source of inspiration, and you will look at it everyday. It has something for everyone, and is worth every penny and more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So cool it got stolen May 16, 2008
Format:Paperback
I bought this book and it truly is awesome. I immediately embraced the hand drawn medium. I was lucky enough to have an appropriate project. When I brought it into work (I work at a Vegas ad agency) I learned a fellow designer had his copy stolen. The more resources the better, you'll want your own copy of this, but stealing books or ideas is just wrong. Buy this sucker!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay but not the best April 14, 2009
Format:Paperback
this book is solid and thankfully comes with urls but the best page certainly is the cover. I had high expectations and was a bit let down. I strongly recommend flipping through it before deciding whether to purchase it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars makes me want to draw December 15, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
oh. my. gosh. I love this book! so inspiring and full of eye candy. makes me want to draw...even though I'm not very good at it. it's nice to see typography as art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much of the same December 18, 2012
By TGL
Format:Paperback
With 250 pages to display a craft that's all about uniqueness, this book has a lot of the same style over and over. Most of the examples fall into the category of scrawly, grungy, minimally-artistic hand-lettering. While this style certainly merits some attention, there's just too much of it. As an illustrator who loves hand-lettering, I know there are many more styles and artists doing interesting work out there, but this book overlooks most of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother January 24, 2012
By feebs
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The best thing about this book is the name. I feel like whoever put this book together was trying too hard to fill pages and got to a point where it didn't matter what went into it. There are a few gems, but there is a lot of crap that looks like what I used to doodle in 7th grade.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars titillating title
this book delivers way more than the title promises. this is an influential book, and deserves praise from the highest of mountain tops.
Published 4 months ago by Christopher Gilbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great !
Needed this book for university and i couldnt believe how much cheaper and easier it was to get here instead
Published 8 months ago by Kaine Doherty
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for graphic arts students
Another book I bought for my daughter for her career in graphic arts. Nice addition to her growing collection. Enjoy.
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars catal'g of type
At the beggining i was scared not only for this book, but for the method of shipping and everything, because i live sooo far. but i haven't had any kind of problem at all. Read more
Published on October 14, 2010 by hg
5.0 out of 5 stars Very very inspiering
Amazing how much talent there is in the world. A very inspiering book that really gets your creativty a boost.
Published on June 16, 2010 by Klas Tauberman
3.0 out of 5 stars Para echar una ojeada
La verdad es que yo esperaba algo más de este libro.
La producción está muy bien hecha, y estéticamente es muy bonito. Read more
Published on October 6, 2009 by Tkachen
5.0 out of 5 stars typography book
Great book with a lot of great ideas. Well written and graphics are clear. The book came in a timly manner and I have always felt secure ordering through amazon.
Published on December 17, 2008 by Nicole Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
I discovered this book almost a year ago, and wanted it instantly. Only the price stopped me from purchasing it then and there. Read more
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