New Ornamental Type

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New Ornamental Type

Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age

By Steven Heller; Gail Anderson

Thames & Hudson, Hardcover, 9780500515020, 189pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

Description
Beginning with an historical overview of ornamental type and how it has evolved through the major creative periods from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, the book includes hundreds of contemporary examples from around the world, organized into three sections: History Lesson, Au Naturel, and Eclectic. Each includes a brief essay introducing the background, influences, and outstanding aspects of the graphic work so beautifully displayed New Ornamental Type is an essential reference for practitioners and students, and for anyone who appreciates the sheer delight of type as illustration.


About the Author
Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID. He writes frequently for Metropolis and other design magazines. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 90 books on design and popular culture.

Gail Anderson is creative director of design at SpotCo, New York, and a former senior art director of Rolling Stone magazine.