Hand to Type
Joshua surprised me with this beautiful book last week, Hand to Type. I said that it's the only thing in 'Tiffany blue' that I would appreciate the most! I had seen it in a bookstore a few weeks before and fell in love with it after a few moments of flicking through it's pages, but left it behind because we're trying to be sensible with our pennies (how boring). My sweet husband took a little note of what I had spotted and got it for me on the sly. What a guy!
Full to the brim with interviews with established letterers and type designers, amazing swashy examples of work, features on different type companies and a solid history of letters and the alphabet to back it all up. For a book of it's size it is really wordy, definitely not just a pretty picture book, and it's going to be my bedtime reading (and bicep builder) for the next little while!
If you're a type and lettering lover, I can guarantee you will love this book with all of your being and highly recommend nabbing a copy for yourself!