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Draw Your Own Alphabets

Draw Your Own Alphabets
Author: Tony Seddon
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Genre: Graphic Design
ISBN: 978-1-61689-126-8
Pages: 160
Price: $19.95

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Using hand-lettering in computer graphics can make your work uniquely your own. But how do you go about creating an alphabet? If you’ve ever wanted to know more about this art, Draw Your Own Alphabets can help.

Using thirty sample fonts, author Tony Seddon guides you as you determine what characteristics your personal font will have. Proper sizing matters, and tips and tricks are given to be sure your new font scans properly to your computer. Then Seddon provides information on uploading your font to TypeTool so it is properly matched to your keyboard.

If you’ve ever wanted to create a hand-lettered look in your own graphic design, Draw Your Own Alphabets would be a valuable resource.

Reviewer: Alice Berger