Design Your Own Fonts
In this colorful, imaginative and fun-filled book, a distinguished illustrator and graphic designer shows readers how to create their own typefaces and use them in endlessly inventive ways.
Whether you love the feel of pen on paper or are attached to your keyboard, this unique book will open you up to the fascinating world of letters. No skill is required, just an imagination and a willingness to scribble, draw, color, and play. In quirky, uniquely designed spreads, Julia Kaergel demonstrates how entire alphabets can be created with the simplest of tools: pencils, pen and ink, paintbrush, markers, quill, sticks, and even junk. Her encouraging step-by-step instructions are accompanied by examples of her own creative expressions that are sure to inspire all doodlers. In addition, she offers great ideas for ways you can incorporate your typeface creations into invitations, posters, t-shirts and even cake decoration! Whether you’re a budding graphic artist or obsessed with fonts, this book serves up endless ideas to let your imagination run wild.
Julia Kaergel studied design, illustration, and painting. She has published numerous books for children and adults, and designed book covers and games. Her books have been honored with the Schnabelsteher Preis by the city of Braunschweig, among other awards, and by a nomination for the Jugendliteraturpreis for Mimi, a picture book by Doris Dörrie.