- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (November 12, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500290393
- ISBN-13: 978-0500290392
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.3 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 52 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age 1st Edition
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“Heller and Fili’s illustrated collection of historical letterforms found in ephemera from around the world will inspire patrons who seek distinct scripts or anyone practicing the art of calligraphy.”
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About the Author
Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His many previous books includeTypographic Universe, New Modernist Type, and Scripts.
Louise Fili is director of Fili Design, a New York-based design studio specializing in typographic treatments. The recipient of the AIGA Medal in 2014, she is the coauthor with Steven Heller of Scripts.
Top customer reviews
For some reason, I thought this book would be like others in my collection, which are teaching books for various types of calligraphy.
Instead, this is a gorgeous art book, filled with photographs of typescript from old labels, ads, posters, and ephemera. The content represents the authors' collection of said items, and are grouped by country of origin. A sumptuous book to look at and return to again and again for pure enjoyment and inspiration.
This is an extraordinary collection of the everyday advertising that elevates signage and print into an art form.
Fili has an unerring eye for form and her collection covers the sophisticated to garish.
"Scripts" is an absolutely gorgeous book is full of great reference material. The "LOOK INSIDE" option doesn't do it any justice. The interior content is a mixture of photos of signage and alphabet samples. All is divided by regions (Italy, France, USA, to quote a few of them), and arranged by region rather than style. This is a great approach!
It's paperback, but the cover is a heavy, coated material. The book itself is quite hefty, although the pages seem a bit thinner than I would like.
It's perfect bound, which will make it difficult to leave the book laying open if you're using any of the pages as reference material.
Overall, it's a must-have book from Amazon's selection.
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