Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

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In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believe in working by hand. No longer relegated to designer's sketchbooks, hand-drawn type has emerged from the underground as a dynamic vehicle for visual communication—from magazine, book, and album covers to movie credits and NFL advertisements. As the practice and appreciation of hand-drawn type grows, its time to celebrate the work of those typographers whose every letterform is a work of art.

Hand Job collects groundbreaking work from fifty talented typographers who draw by hand (including Damien Correll, DEMO, Garrett Morin, Gluekit, Geoff McFetridge, Kevin Lyons, Todd St. John, and many more). Graphic designer and hand typographer Michael Perry selects work representing the full spectrum of design methods and styles. Each hand-drawn work is entirely shaped by the artist's unique process—each one a carefully executed composition enhanced by unplanned "accidents" of line, color, and craft. Hand Job also includes photographs of found type, artists studios, and the tools that help make typography come to life. Whether you are looking to invigorate your design work or are just in need of a little offbeat inspiration, Hand Job will have you reaching for your favorite pen.

Designed by Mike Perry

Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2007

Softcover, 256 page, full color, 8 × 10 inches

ISBN: 978-3-03778-506-5