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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Typography Sketchbooks

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...


indie grrrl said...

Kelly, this is so cool. Thanks for sharing.... the links you provided really show a lot.

kass hall said...

Kelly I bought this on Tuesday and blogged it too (without a review at this stage) but I love it. I paid $72 here in Australia!!!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Ouch!! That's $$$!!!

Tania said...

Well all I have to say Kelly is "Thank you very much" !!!! It is only 7.30 in the morning here in the UK and every morning I check your blog. This morning you 'made' me buy this wonderful book and I havent even had my breakfast yet!! I had to buy the hardback version as we havent got the paperback in the UK but I only paid £16.48. So I am pleased.

Kidding aside, love checking out your blog each morning. Its the only way to start the day!!!!

Barbara said...

You discover such cool things to share with us!! I went down the cookie crumb trail of those links, and lost track of time. I'm supposed to be working!

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! looks great thanks for all the links to the sneak peeks. Will be putting this on my list. Hope you are feeling better by now.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Yikes, World's Best Photos of Sketchbooks...with just that link I'd probably never run out of ways to see things more creatively. I love letter forms, type, fonts, the already-discussed alphabet stamps. And hope you are feeling better...this book had to brighten the day. xo