I've been waiting for what seems like ever for the debut of Typography Sketchbooks.
First impressions? This is one helluva big book (over 365 pages with over 900 illustrations) that feels somewhat lightweight (odd how so many big books are not feeling as weighty as they did in the past. I know it's the paper quality that they're using.) It's a beautiful and yet at $55 (cover price), it's an extremely expensive book.
It's well known that I'm a sucker for journal pages. I love any kind of insight into an artist's thoughts and processes. I adore being able to flip through a sketchbook and seeing the glimmer of an idea come to life on a page. If you love typography, and sketchbooks make you go ga-ga, then this is the book for you!
Do you need to rush out and buy it right now? No. The holidays are coming up. Put it on your wishlist. Start to scour your local used bookstores. Put it on your wishlist over at paperbackswap.com (you never know).
The cool thing is that you can flip through some of the book here and here and here and here.
This is wildly cool here.
If anything, I hope that this post inspires you to crack open your own journal and play around with your handwriting. After all, you don't know what will happen until you try it...
2 years ago