Книги издательства Hoak
Drawing is a universal language, but not everybody feels capable of not even give it a go. This is a useful and entertaining book about the pleasure of this activity, showing, with some exercises, that anybody can draw by learning to see first. Based on the renowned method by Betty Edwards and intended either for beginners or those who need a refresher course, this book is an updated and personal account by the author which will make the fear of drawing disappear to anyone willing to try. This is a completely different drawing school for the gifted, the untalented, the stressed and the completely desperate and a useful and entertaining method for learning to draw by learning to see first. By looking at the world, without the interference of the feelings and what our brain assumes we are looking at, the hand will pick up the skills and abilities to produce a wide array of drawings. Humorous and enlightening, its reading will definitely spark anyone’s creativity.
Letterpress, a Chinese invention from the 10th century consisting in movable types and later adopted in the western hemisphere about 1440, forever changed the face of communication and the speed in which information could be passed along from person to person. It gave birth to the "press." Today letterpress is in revival and widely used in books, posters, bespoke stationery like invitations, name cards, letterheads and so on. Letterpress designers like Alan Kitching or Jesus Morentin crave out their names in the computer-generated design world with beautiful-composed types. This book introduces the history and the process of letterpress printing and includes a list of classic movable types arranged in style order. The volume also includes letterpress designers, artists, type foundries, institutions, or even museums from all over the world, each with an elaborated biography and exclusive interviews with the most relevant professionals in this area. It will prove to be a handbook for type designers, letterpress designers, type lovers, design students and ordinary readers who enjoy crafts and prints.