Lettering to the Max
Lettering to the Max


Height: 10.25" (26.04 cm)
Width: 8.5" (21.59 cm)
Depth: 0.4" (1.02 cm)
ISBN: 9781912740079
Pages: 128


Ivan Castro’s new volume on the art of creating distinctive hand-drawn letterforms approaches the subject from a less technical perspective than its predecessor, The ABC of Custom Lettering. It’s a beginner-friendly workbook that outlines the essential tools and materials required to get started and uses a wealth of lettering samples, sketches and drawings to explain, step by step, how to produce stylish design, crafts and DIY projects. The basic principles of lettering are covered in detail – from understanding letter structure and anatomy and giving letters shape and expression, to using them to create complex compositions – while practical exercises allow the reader not only to hone their newfound skills, but to experiment with and develop their own ideas. In-depth but accessible, this is a fun guide for budding lettering artists that also provides a wealth of information for experienced or professional designers.

Foreword by Alex Trochut
Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City. Through his design, illustration and typographic practice, he has developed an intuitive way of working that has resulted in his expressive visual style.