Font Fridays: Lettering and Type, from Princeton Architectural Press

For this week’s Font Friday, we’re very excited to give away a copy of Lettering & Type from Princeton Architectural Press.

Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces

Lettering & Type is a smart-but-not-dense guide to creating and bending letters to one’s will. More than just another pretty survey, it is a powerful how-to book full of relevant theory, history, explanatory diagrams, and exercises, ideal for anyone looking to move beyond existing typography to create original or customized letterforms. With a foreword by Ellen Lupton and hundreds of images and examples of work by historical and contemporary designers, artists, and illustrators, including Marian Bantjes, Stefan Sagmeister, Matthew Carter, Christoph Niemann, Steve Powers (ESPO), House Industries, Christian Schwartz, Margaret Kilgallen, James Victore, Abbott Miller, Sibylle Hagmann, Ed Fella, and more.

How it Works

Anyone can enter the contest by taking just a minute or two to do a good deed for Typedia. It could be something as simple as adding a release year, or uploading a specimen, or contributing some background information. Tell us your good deed in the comments to be entered in the contest. You can only enter once. You have until 10am EST Monday, January 18th to enter. After 10am, a winner will be randomly selected, and we’ll announce the winner here.

Good luck!

Update: And we have a winner! Indra Kupferschmid wins the copy of Lettering & Type! Many thanks to Princeton Architectural Press for sponsoring the giveaway. See you next week!

  • 1. Laura Fisher’s avatar Laura Fisher Jan 15, 2010

    Added backgrounds for FF Archian and FF Chernobyl.

  • 2. Indra Kupferschmid’s avatar Indra Kupferschmid Jan 15, 2010

    Formata and Kaffeesatz deserved some update

  • 3. designfrontier’s avatar designfrontier Jan 15, 2010

    Added Release Year for DejaVu Sans and DejaVu Serif

  • 4. Jake’s avatar Jake Jan 15, 2010

    Added Background and Designers to the newly released Vitesse

  • 5. pixel8’s avatar pixel8 Jan 15, 2010

    <p>I’ve just added the website address, info on the particular foundry, a swf example of what the font looks like for <a href=“http://typedia.com/explore/typeface/algerian/”>Algerian</a></p> and update some info on one of the designers Phillip Kelly.

  • 6. HyperCreative’s avatar HyperCreative Jan 15, 2010

    Added some info to Quicksand and Public Gothic =)

  • 7. tealtan’s avatar tealtan Jan 15, 2010

    Added Country of Origin for Liberations Sans and Liberation Serif!

  • 8. riccard0’s avatar riccard0 Jan 15, 2010

    Added foundry to Karbon.
    Updated Andron [Corpus] Publix and added Original Format & Distributor.
    Added Distributor to Aster.

  • 9. jpcody’s avatar jpcody Jan 15, 2010

    Added year of origin to Chicle St.
    Added year or origin and distributor to Egizio.

  • 10. Eric MacLeod’s avatar Eric MacLeod Jan 16, 2010

    I gave Antique Olive a background. I’m happy to contribute the background…I was very interested in what Eric Olson had to say about Antique Olive in 23:07 during this lecture at the Walker Art Center.

  • 11. giddy hill’s avatar giddy hill Jan 16, 2010

    Added original format to Copperplate Gothic

  • 12. Christopher O'Donnell’s avatar Christopher O'Donnell Jan 17, 2010

    Added background to Simple.

  • 13. Florian Hardwig’s avatar Florian Hardwig Jan 18, 2010

    Added a few missing bits here and there, incl. Karbon, Kinesis, Jigsaw and Jeanne Moderno.

  • 14. paulrandall’s avatar paulrandall Jan 18, 2010

    I added Type Designer, David Kindersley and the font Octavian

  • 15. Simon Robertson’s avatar Simon Robertson Jan 18, 2010

    Added background to Stag Sans :-)

  • 16. Brendan Falkowski’s avatar Brendan Falkowski Jan 18, 2010

    Added Distributor and Background to Public Gothic but fonts weren’t showing in Flash (because they’re PostScript maybe?) so no sample.

  • 17. santiago’s avatar santiago Jan 18, 2010

    Just added Stilla EF, a beautiful fat italic and one of my personal favourites

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