Lettering Large: The Art And Design Of Monumental Typography

Lettering Large: The Art And Design Of Monumental Typography

Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography

Typography has jumped off the printed page to stand on its own as branding, sculpture, and even architecture. Lettering Large examines this phenomenon through a diverse collection of images collected from a vast range of sources around the world. As technology has made construction and production of monumental letters possible, the demand for their design has grown exponentially. This book is the first to chronicle letters as presences in the urban landscape. Preeminent graphic design and typographic commentator and historian Steve Heller teams with Mirko Ilić, a noted graphic designer, to select the most dramatic and telling examples culled from sites across the United States and throughout Europe and Asia.

Review
“Heller and his co-author Mirko Ilić look at the diverse ways that artists and architects are using ‘monumental typography’ in buildings, sculptures, and outdoor displays. ‘It might seem curious to think of type as an art,’ they write in the book's introduction, noting that letters have traditionally been used more for practical than aesthetic purposes. But as you can see in the book and the images below, type is evocative apart from any particular message it might...

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