Signs: Lettering in the Environment: Lettering in the Environment

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Harper Collins, Oct 21, 2003 - Design - 192 pages

Letterforms surround us: inscriptions or names on buildings, directional signs for road networks, and signs within and around buildings. This book focuses on the letterforms and typography found in public places that help us to navigate towns, cities, and countrysides and that contribute to a sense of place. Featuring 700 color images of examples from around the world, it discusses the function and execution of signage. Part resource, part celebration, it brings together material that is of key interest to graphic designers, lettering artists, architects, and all those who are concerned with how towns and cities look and function.

 

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milestones in Britain
16
the Geneva protocol 1949
47
heritage modernity
66
bus stops
74
s uml lElIill 5llllIE5 Hfi
105
architectural permanent and fascia temporary lettering 1 18
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Fascia lettering 136
2002
Enlivening spaces 148
2003
loan Brossa Velodrom dHorta 156
1970
recording instructing advertising 172
1986
glossaries 184
1998
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Phil Baines is an accomplished designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and co-curator of the Central Lettering Record. He is a frequent contributor to the quarterly graphic design magazine Eye.

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