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Alphabook: Typeface Design & Application Hardcover – May, 1999

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns (May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688168515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688168513
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,993,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I bought Alphabook: Typeface Design and Application, thinking it would be a book about, well, typeface design and application. It's not. Instead, it's just another pretty picture book of all the funky, cool, too-hip-for-words typefaces being designed right now. Just one page after the next obviously designed to make you say, "ooh! ahh!" with every oh-so-funky layout. Good to have as a catalog, but offers *zero* insight on actual design.
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Alphabook is one of the many books supposedly showcasing recent innovative and original type designs, alongside with graphic images where the types are used and information for each typeface and its author. Although it's far better than many books of this kind, the selection of typefaces mixes really interesting and groundbreaking types with absurdly banal ones. However it's surely a book worth having, one of the view that provide (albeit) little information on the type designers and has some gems into it.
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Format: Hardcover
AlphaBook may not be a HOW TO DO IT book on type design, which would be a bit boring, due to the variety of type design directions. AlphaBook sure as hell shows, that you can take graphic design to another level with typography. It's a cutting edge showcase, showing what creatives are can create with type. AlphaBook inspire, amaze, raise questions, shows new ways of thinking and challenges you to do your own experiments with type design. I owe it and I'm proud to be represented in it aswell.
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If u like david carson then u should have this book , this is what dream are made of.great designs! , edgy,high end,grungy whatever u call this industrial style it rocks and inpires from first page to last even the content design is sweet.Deff worth the price i bought it for...!!! dang when i opened the package i was blown away by the great layouts and type designs. I quickly got ideas...
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