Lettering : a reference manual of techniques / Andrew Haslam ; with photographs by Daniel Alexander.

Lettering : a reference manual of techniques / Andrew Haslam ; with photographs by Daniel Alexander.

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Haslam, Andrew.
London : Laurence King, 2011.
240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
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"In association with Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-231) and index.
Using a combination of explanatory text, step-by-step photography, and classic and contemporary examples, this unique survey brings together over 80 processes involved in creating lettering and applying it to surfaces. Included are hand-drawn lettering techniques (from sign writing to tattooing); dimensional lettering (hand engraving to laser cutting); typesetting (from letterpress to lettering in food); printing (Letraset to printing on bank notes); lettering on textiles (embroidery to flag-making); and illuminated type (neon signage to holography). Lettering is an essential and exhaustive reference guide for any designer wishing either to create lettering themselves or to commission work from external sources. - Publisher.
Complimentary copy; Suzanne Doolin; 2012; 2000020440
Stained glass: p. 44-48; mosaics: p. 49-50; sandblasting: p. 145-147; glass engraving: p. 162-163; acid-etching glass: p. 164-167; neon signs: p. 218-219.
Introduction : The anatomy of a letterform ; Upper- and lower-case letterforms ; The anatomy of metal type ; Digital letterforms and type --
Hand-drawn and painted lettering : Calligraphy ; Digital calligraphy ; Graffiti ; Tattooed lettering ; Signwriting ; Fairground painting ; Canal boat painting ; Road lettering and markings ; Painting stained glass ; Mosaic lettering --
Type casting, composition and design : Letterpress ; Hot metal composition ; Book finishing ; Punch-press stencils ; Typewriters ; Braille ; Transfer lettering ; Snellen eyesight test ; Ishihara colour-deficiency lettering ; Designing type ; Creating digital type --
Printing : Woodblock printing ; Letterpress printing ; Thermography ; Lithography ; Screen printing ; Vitreous enamel signs ; Rubber stamps ; Hot foil blocking ; Tin plate printing ; Gravure printing ; Banknotes and security printing ; Dye-sublimation ; Vinyl lettering ; Inkjet printing ; Direct-to-media printing --
Cut, engraved and etched three-dimensional lettering : Letter cutting in wood ; Letter cutting stone by hand ; Letter cutting stone by machine ; Sandblasting ; Machine-routed letters ; Water-cut letters ; Hot-wire cutting ; Laser cutting and etching ; Pop-up and paper lettering ; Machine engraving ; Hand engraving ; Glass-engraving ; Acid-etching glass ; Photographic etching --
Moulded and cast three-dimensional lettering : Rendered lettering ; Lettering in paper ; Polystyrene moulding ; Vacuum-forming and thermoforming ; Rapid prototyping ; Coins and medals ; Lettering with plants ; Lettering in food ; Sand casting metal ; Cast-aluminium and polyurethane signs --
Lettering in textiles : Embroidery ; Flag making ; Machine embroidery ; Cross stitch ; Hand knitting ; Machine knitting ; Rugmaking ; Woven letters --
Illumination, animation and motion graphics : Fireworks ; Illuminated metal and Perspex lettering ; Light boxes ; Neon signs ; Variable message space ; Hand-drawn animation ; Motion graphics: title sequences ; Motion graphics: bumpers and stings.
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