(Sarah King, left, Hwan Uk Choe, right)
The end of the week often requires some inspiration to get us through; today that task falls to ‘New Illustration with Type’, a somewhat unassuming book filled with a mix of, illustration and type. Showcasing over 35 of the mot innovative artists and designers from around the world, New Illustration proves that creative typography still has a part to play in the digital age. Now regarded as much art form as communication device, typefaces have steadily evolved and now encompass a whole artistic genre, from traditional practitioners to experimental designers. The vast array presented within the concise tome pays homage to a constantly evolving genre, and features hand-drawn type, printed type, digital type, and everything in between. It’s not just the words you write, rather how you write them.
New Illustration With Type by Martin Dawber is published by Batsford, available online here.
( Alvin Chan, left, Vasava, right)