House Industries

Author: Andy Cruz
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0399578102
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For a quarter century, House Industries has carved out an unlikely niche in the design world by cultivating a diverse body of work-from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology. House Industries- The Process Is the Inspirationis an illustrative and entertaining journey through the creative process of this renowned design studio. Presented in House?s honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, this beautifully useful 400-page volume offers a novel perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Not only does this revealing and visually engaging book contain a collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies, but it also shows how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work.

House Industries Lettering Manual

Author: Ken Barber
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0399578137
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Learn the history and techniques of hand lettering from a renowned design studio. This practical and visual guide features exercises, case studies, and typographic models for letter styles such as serif, sans serif, brush, and script. Known throughout the world for its eclectic typeface collections and far-reaching creative exploits, from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, House Industries has been a standard bearer for American graphic design for more than twenty-five years. The House Industries Lettering Manual is an accessible hands-on guide to drawing letters from Ken Barber, House's head letterer and type design director. Modeled after a series of sold-out lettering workshops that Ken has conducted around the world, this highly illustrated handbook outlines the history of lettering, various methods and techniques, common letter styles, and best practices for getting paid for your work. This handy how-to guide also provides lettering models to help sharpen your drawing skills and offer departure points for further experimentation. Designed by House Industries and including copious examples, exercises, and opportunities to practice what you've learned, plus photographs of works-in-progress and finished projects, this instructive and visually engaging book will help you master the dynamic art of lettering, whether you're a budding artist or an experienced designer.

House Industries Copper Linen Journal

Author: House Industries
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0451498712
Size: 36.36 MB
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Perfect for note taking, sketching, and journaling, this smart and stylish cloth-bound notebook features- A silkscreened cover with a copper typographic design Illustrated end pages High-quality graph paper

The Lettering Workshops

Author: Francis Chouquet
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681984466
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In The Lettering Workshops, you’ll learn all about the art and practice of drawing letters using hands-on techniques in 30 lessons across five workshops. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional graphic designer, you'll quickly learn how to develop and advance your lettering skills.

In this richly illustrated book of lessons and exercises, you’ll find:

    5 Workshops to learn the art of drawing letters—from an introduction to brush lettering and lettering script to the decoration of letters; from the secrets of good composition to the process of digitization and vectorization of your type
    30 Exercises that gradually develop from beginner through intermediate and advanced levels
    16 Analyses of lettering samples to understand what makes good lettering
    52 Inspirational contributions in featured galleries from international letterers and brands
    160 Pages for all skill levels
    26 Letters to learn and explore

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    What Is Lettering?
    Why This Book?
    First Lesson
    Lettering, Calligraphy, or Typography?
    Basics and Technical Vocabulary

WORKSHOP 1: DISCOVERING BRUSH LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Finding the Right Position
    Exercise 2: Setting Up a Grid
    Exercise 3: Carrying Out the First Motions
    Exercise 4: Drawing the Letters
    Exercise 5: Connecting the Letters
    Exercise 6: Reworking Your Drafts
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 2: INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPT LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Discovering the Skeleton Technique
    Exercise 2: Drawing an Alphabet
    Exercise 3: Drawing a Complete Word
    Exercise 4: Lettering in a Classic Script
    Exercise 5: Leaving Your Comfort Zone!
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 3: USING TYPOGRAPHIC CHARACTERS

    Exercise 1: Embellishing a Letter
    Exercise 2: Practicing on a Complete Word
    Exercise 3: Going Further with Vintage Style
    Exercise 4: Discovering Interlock
    Exercise 5: Practicing Interlock with Serifs
    Exercise 6: Producing a Complete Interlock Lettering Project
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 4: THE SECRETS OF GOOD COMPOSITION

    Exercise 1: Thinking in Terms of the Block
    Exercise 2: Completing the First Sketches
    Exercise 3: Choosing the Styles for Each Word
    Exercise 4: Drawing the Skeleton
    Exercise 5: Developing and Finalizing Your Path
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 5: DIGITIZATION AND VECTORIZATION

    Exercise 1: Digitizing and Preparing Your Lettering
    Exercise 2: First Steps in Vectorization
    Exercise 3: Testing the Vertex Theory
    Exercise 4: Vectorizing the Entire Lettering Project
    Exercise 5: Critiquing Your Vectorized Lettering Project
    Exercise 6: Preparing Your Lettering Project without Vectorization
    Exercise 7: Isolating the Lettering
    Exercise 8: Adding Texture to the Lettering Project
    Exercise 9: Finalizing the Composition
    Gallery
    Artists Represented in this Book
    Resources
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Rex Ray

Author: Griff Williams
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452176789
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Rex Ray celebrates life, work, and legacy of iconic San Francisco fine artist Rex Ray (1956–2015). This comprehensive volume features more than 100 of his works on canvas, wood, and paper—including never-before-seen pieces courtesy of the Rex Ray estate. His playful painted-paper-collages and organic, abstract forms have earned him comparisons to artists like Paul Klee and Henri Matisse. • Essays by celebrated writer Rebecca Solnit, art critic Christian Frock, and Ray's gallerist and friend Griff Williams • Ray's collages and paintings are both playful and geometric. • This vibrant book pays tribute to Ray's life and work. Rex Ray was a successful and prolific fine artist whose art has been shown at major museums and galleries throughout the United States. Now, longtime collectors and new fans alike can revel in the beauty of Ray's inimitable body of work. Ray's exuberantly colorful paintings and collages are a testament to the prolific artist's joy in the creative process. • This fine art monograph is perfect for Ray's fans and collectors, as well as those discovering the power and beauty of his work for the first time. • A perfect gift for lovers of pop art and modern design, museumgoers, fine art fans, artists, designers, and those interested in the San Francisco art scene and local history • Great for those who loved Rex Ray: We Are All Made of Light by Griff Williams, Kevin Killa, and Rene Paul Barilleaux; House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration by House Industries; and Barry McGee by Aaron Rose and Barry McGee

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Draplin Design Co

Author: Aaron James Draplin
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129963
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Esquire. Ford Motors. Burton Snowboards. The Obama Administration. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in com­mon: a teeny, little bit of Aaron James Draplin. Draplin is one of the new school of influential graphic designers who combine the power of design, social media, entrepreneurship, and DIY aesthetic to create a successful business and way of life. Pretty Much Everything is a mid-career survey of work, case studies, inspiration, road stories, lists, maps, how-tos, and advice. It includes examples of his work—posters, record covers, logos—and presents the process behind his design with projects like Field Notes and the “Things We Love” State Posters. Draplin also offers valuable advice and hilarious commentary that illustrates how much more goes into design than just what appears on the page. With Draplin’s humor and pointed observations on the contemporary design scene, Draplin Design Co. is the complete package for the new generation of designers.

How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul

Author: Adrian Shaughnessy
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694100
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This guidebook addresses the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work, but want to avoid becoming a hired drone working on soulless projects. It offers straight-talking advice on how to establish your design career and practical suggestions for running a successful business.

New Media And The Creative Industries

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215034007
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Incorporating HCP 1091-i to viii, session 2005-06. Incorrectly printed with "fourth report" on document