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The ABC of Custom Lettering
The ABC of Custom Lettering

The ABC of Custom Lettering

A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters

By Ivan Castro, Introduction by Ken Barber

DESIGN

140 Pages, 8.5 x 10.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $31.95 (US $31.95) (CA $43.00)

Publication Date: June 2016

ISBN 9780957664975

Rights: US & CA

Korero Press (Jun 2016)

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Overview

An authoritative resource for designers, typographers, signwriters, illustrators, pinstripers, and other creative professionalsNeed 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. Offering traditional instruction methods with a modern twist, this reference also comes with gallery sections for inspiration and accompanying projects to practice your technique.

Author Biography

Ivan Castro is a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, specializing 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 Tipografía, 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.