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The Resource The typographic universe : letterforms found in nature, the built world and human imagination, Steven Heller & Gail Anderson

The typographic universe : letterforms found in nature, the built world and human imagination, Steven Heller & Gail Anderson

Label
The typographic universe : letterforms found in nature, the built world and human imagination
Title
The typographic universe
Title remainder
letterforms found in nature, the built world and human imagination
Statement of responsibility
Steven Heller & Gail Anderson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A celebration of the world of letters found or created in unexpected places: natural, artificial, and urban alike. Even non-graphic designers know that type is everywhere: fonts and typefaces fill everything we consume or inhabit. They communicate, inform, sell, explain ... and yet finding serendipitous letterforms in the least likely locations can also excite and inspire. Once experienced, it is impossible not to see letters in anything from forests to housing projects, from leaves to brickwork. The eye becomes accustomed to seeing a world built of letters. Unlike most books on typography that present the "best"; and most refined examples, the object here is to reveal the "lost" or "unseen" typographies in nature and our cities. From machine-made and sculptural forms to flora and fauna, from the fading ghost types on buildings from a pre-digital age to the subterranean forms found beneath our urban centers, from crowd-sourced creations to the popular vernacular, there is a universe of letterforms all around us.--
Assigning source
Source other than Library of Congress
Cataloging source
AU@
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Heller, Steven
Dewey number
745.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK3600
LC item number
.H256 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Anderson, Gail
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lettering in art
  • Alphabet in art
  • Graphic design (Typography)
  • Lettering
  • Graphic design (Typography)
  • Lettering
  • Lettering in art
  • Lettrage
  • Arts graphiques
  • Typographie
Target audience
adult
Label
The typographic universe : letterforms found in nature, the built world and human imagination, Steven Heller & Gail Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 348)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Objectified type -- Bodily type -- Edible type -- Industrial type -- Outdoor type -- Sculptural type -- Elemental type -- Floral type -- Animal type -- Ghost type
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780500241455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014930119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881214648
  • (OCoLC)ocn881214648
Label
The typographic universe : letterforms found in nature, the built world and human imagination, Steven Heller & Gail Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 348)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Objectified type -- Bodily type -- Edible type -- Industrial type -- Outdoor type -- Sculptural type -- Elemental type -- Floral type -- Animal type -- Ghost type
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780500241455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014930119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881214648
  • (OCoLC)ocn881214648

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