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Book on type design
Book on type design
Book on type design
Book on type design
How to create typefaces. From sketch to screen
Cristóbal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer, José Scaglione
How are typefaces designed? What is the process? Which characters are essential? What is the difference between roman, italic and cursive? What is OpenType? In How to create typefaces Cristóbal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer and José Scaglione answer these and many other questions in a straightforward and direct way.
This publication, aimed at new and novice type designers as well as those trained in the field, unravels the fascinating task of creating a font, from sketch to screen.
Content
Foreword by Gerry Leonidas
1. Motives
The thinking that happens before even starting the process of creating a new typeface.
2. Writing, calligraphy, drawing and type designs
On the similarities and differences between methods of writing, calligraphy, drawing, and type design; shared characteristics, common elements and considerations when sketching typographical characters.
3. Processes and methods
On approaches to sketching, proportion and structure, consistency, optical correction, planning and workflow.
4. Digitisation
On digitising the sketches, principles of drawing with digital outlines, fundamental and complementary characters, sequences and derivations.
5. Spacing
On basic methods to control and adjust spacing: sidebearings and kerning, the importance of counterform, numerals and vertical spaces.
6. Typographic programme
On series design and family variations – italics, weight and proportional variants, optical sizing, superfamilies and other ways of extending a typeface family.
7. Typography as software
On the role of digital technology in typeface design, from the basics of formatting to the possibilities of Open Type features and Unicode.
8. Distribution
On legal issues and marketing, plagiarism and piracy, distribution models, custom typeface design and costings.
9. Perspective
Reflections of each author on their personal experiences of the process of type design.
Glossary and Bibliography
  • Technical data
    Title: How to create typefaces. From sketch to screen
    Authors: Cristóbal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer y José Scaglione
    Translation: Christopher Burke and Patricia Córdoba
    Publisher: Tipo e. May 2017
    Printed on Fedrigoni Sirio Arancio 210 gsm and Olin Regular Natural White 100 gsm.
    Made and printed in Madrid, Spain by Brizzolis SA.
    123 illustrations
    ISBN 978-84-938654-3-6
    170 mm × 210 mm
Reviews
→ How magazine, by Jason Tselentis (October 2017) [in English]
→ Alphabettes, by Jessica McCarty (September 2017) [in English]
→ Typedrawers, by Simon Cozens (July 2017) [in English]
→ Eye magazine, the blog (June 2017) [in English]
→ Eye magazine (2012) [in English]
→ TGM [in German]
→ Don Serifa [in Spanish]
→ Unos Tipos Duros [in Spanish]
→ Graffica.info [in Spanish] 
→ El blog de Manuel Rivas [in Spanish] 
→ Criterion [in Spanish] 
→ Neo2 [in Spanish] 
Order it from: 
Amazon.co.uk (shipping globally), 
Amazon.de, 
Amazon.fr, 
Amazon.it,
Bookshops, where to find the book
BookTherapy, Prague, Czech Republic
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
Cohen+Dobernigg, Hamburg, Germany
Swipe Design | Books + Objects, Toronto, Canada
International editions
The book Cómo crear tipografías was originally published in Spanish by Tipo e in 2012 and since then it has been published in different languages.
Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla
    Tipo e, March 2012, November 2012, March 2015.
Jak projektować kroje pisma. Od szkicu do ekranu
    d2d, 2014. Technical review by Adam Twardoch.
Cómo criar tipos: do esboço à tela
    Estereográfica, 2014. Translated by Priscila Farias.
—How to create typefaces, from sketch to screen
    Tipo e, May 2017. Translated by Christopher Burke and Patricia Córdoba.
—Chinese edition
    Citiq Press, expected September 2017. Review by Liu Zhao.
How to create typefaces. From sketch to screen
Cristóbal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer, José Scaglione
How are typefaces designed? What is the process? Which characters are essential? What is the difference between roman, italic and cursive? What is OpenType? In How to create typefaces Cristóbal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer and José Scaglione answer these and many other questions in a straightforward and direct way.
This publication, aimed at new and novice type designers as well as those trained in the field, unravels the fascinating task of creating a font, from sketch to screen.
Content
Foreword by Gerry Leonidas
1. Motives
The thinking that happens before even starting the process of creating a new typeface.
2. Writing, calligraphy, drawing and type designs
On the similarities and differences between methods of writing, calligraphy, drawing, and type design; shared characteristics, common elements and considerations when sketching typographical characters.
3. Processes and methods
On approaches to sketching, proportion and structure, consistency, optical correction, planning and workflow.
4. Digitisation
On digitising the sketches, principles of drawing with digital outlines, fundamental and complementary characters, sequences and derivations.
5. Spacing
On basic methods to control and adjust spacing: sidebearings and kerning, the importance of counterform, numerals and vertical spaces.
6. Typographic programme
On series design and family variations – italics, weight and proportional variants, optical sizing, superfamilies and other ways of extending a typeface family.
7. Typography as software
On the role of digital technology in typeface design, from the basics of formatting to the possibilities of Open Type features and Unicode.
8. Distribution
On legal issues and marketing, plagiarism and piracy, distribution models, custom typeface design and costings.
9. Perspective
Reflections of each author on their personal experiences of the process of type design.
Glossary and Bibliography
Technical data
Title: How to create typefaces. From sketch to screen
Authors: Cristóbal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer y José Scaglione
Translation: Christopher Burke and Patricia Córdoba
Publisher: Tipo e. May 2017
Printed on Fedrigoni Sirio Arancio 210 gsm and Olin Regular Natural White 100 gsm.
Made and printed in Madrid, Spain by Brizzolis SA.
123 illustrations
ISBN 978-84-938654-3-6
170 mm × 210 mm
Reviews
→ How magazine, by Jason Tselentis (October 2017) [in English]
→ Alphabettes, by Jessica McCarty (September 2017) [in English]
→ Typedrawers, by Simon Cozens (July 2017) [in English]
→ Eye magazine, the blog (June 2017) [in English]
→ Eye magazine (2012) [in English]
→ TGM [in German]
→ Don Serifa [in Spanish]
→ Unos Tipos Duros [in Spanish]
→ Graffica.info [in Spanish] 
→ El blog de Manuel Rivas [in Spanish] 
→ Criterion [in Spanish] 
→ Neo2 [in Spanish] 
Order it from: 
Amazon.co.uk (shipping globally), 
Amazon.de, 
Amazon.fr, 
Amazon.it,
Bookshops, where to find the book
BookTherapy, Prague, Czech Republic
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
Cohen+Dobernigg, Hamburg, Germany
Swipe Design | Books + Objects, Toronto, Canada
International editions
The book Cómo crear tipografías was originally published in Spanish by Tipo e in 2012 and since then it has been published in different languages.
Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla
Tipo e, March 2012, November 2012, March 2015.
Jak projektować kroje pisma. Od szkicu do ekranu
d2d, 2014. Technical review by Adam Twardoch.
Cómo criar tipos: do esboço à tela
Estereográfica, 2014. Translated by Priscila Farias.
—How to create typefaces, from sketch to screen
Tipo e, May 2017. Translated by Christopher Burke and Patricia Córdoba.
—Chinese edition
Citiq Press, expected September 2017. Review by Liu Zhao.
Some images from the Spanish Version. Book imagery courtesy of Tipo e.
Some images from the Spanish Version. Book imagery courtesy of Tipo e.
Some images from the Spanish Version. Book imagery courtesy of Tipo e.
Some images from the Spanish Version.
Book imagery courtesy of Tipo e.
© 2005-2018 Laura Meseguer
Custom Lettering and Type Design 


© 2005-2018 Laura Meseguer
Custom Lettering and Type Design 


© 2005-2018 Laura Meseguer
Custom Lettering and Type Design 


Drop me a line!
mail@laurameseguer.com

Drop me a line!
mail@laurameseguer.com

Drop me a line!
mail@laurameseguer.com