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The art of hand lettering / Helm Wotzkow


xv ; 320 pp. ; illustrations ; 22 cm
Helm Wotzkow
alphabets, lettering
A thorough and practical guide to the art of hand lettering. It begins with advice on the tools necessary to do hand-lettering and includes step-by-step instructions for both beginners and those experienced in hand lettering. It covers a variety of lettering styles: Roman, Italic, Gothic, script, and block. Each chapter is illustrated with examples and tips learned from Wotzkow’s long career are included through the text.

Unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published in 1952.

Materials --
Good lettering --
Criticism and self-criticism --
The five Basic styles --
The Roman alphabet --
Analysis of Roman majuscules --
Variations from typical Roman majuscules --
The "Roman" minuscules --
Layout and spacing of Roman minuscules --
Variations of Roman minuscules --
"Romanized" Arabic numerals --
Evolution of Italic lettering --
Italic majuscules --
Gothic --
Script --
Block --
Handy hints --
A tribute to type.