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Hand Job: A catalog of Type

happy munday. Oy. So much catching up to do! First off, was flipping through the latest Dwell and saw they had a review of this new book Hand Job: A Catalog of Type, by Michael Perry, published by Princeton Architectural Press. I’ve actually had a copy of the book sitting on my table now for awhile and have been meaning to give it a review here. So, with no further delay- Here it is! I really really really love this book. I remember back in the early 90’s (totally dating myself here) the graphic design world was all about deconstructive type and how many crazy fonts you could use. I’m so glad that today, there’s a strong resurgence of hand drawn type. It brings back a more “artistic” aspect to commercial design, and its just more fun and gives much more quirky personality. This book has a huge and comprehensive collection of recent pieces that have used hand drawn type, but what I also love was that it showcases many designer’s studios and work places. It’s a must-have reference for any graphics person, or anyone that simply appreciates some personal creative expression. Here’s a little video of a flip through so you can get a feel of the book. (sorry for my creepy looking hand, I was trying to hold the camera steady and flip the pages at the same time)



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