Script Fonts

By Geum-Hee Hong

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  • Hardback with CD-ROM
  • 112 illustrations
  • 496 pages
  • 215 x 140 mm
  • ISBN 9781780677583
  • Published April 2016

Fonts based on handwritten scripts are some of the bestselling typefaces of the font foundries. They bring personality and authenticity to graphic design – whether on business cards and flyers, or in packaging and advertising.

 Script Fonts is a visual encyclopedia of over 300 fonts that includes complete alphabets and numerals for each font and a piece of sample text that shows how each typeface works in the context of a paragraph. It is richly illustrated with over 100 examples of the typefaces as used in manuscripts, on posters, in advertising and other graphic design. The book includes elegant Italian and French cursive scripts, English script fonts, expressive marker fonts, brush and swash fonts, deko and freestyle fonts – all illustrated with historical and contemporary examples.

 The accompanying CD contains 122 free fonts.

About the Author

Geum-Hee Hong was born in Korea in 1977 and studied Visual Communication Design at the Hong-ik University in Seoul. She worked as a book designer and freelance illustrator in Seoul before completing a second degree at the Hochschule der Künste in Bremen, Germany. She is the author of Here and There (2008), a book about life in a foreign country. Geum-Hee lives in Frankfurt am Main.

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