Good night you good lookin’ people!
Today is TAG day!
You will learn something today and you are damn welcome!
About the earlier post about the project Tag Clouds I remembered a book I have on my wishlist! It’s called Flip the Script and It’s curated by Handselecta. A little descrition about the book in their words:
– “Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship.
The most reviled and persecuted form of Graffiti, the tag, is seldom appreciated for the raw beauty of its skeletal letter forms. Most tags are removed immediately, and thus the casual viewer seldom has a chance to discern the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles.
Within the pages of Flip the Script, author Christian Acker has systematically analyzed a cross section of American graffiti hand styles, contextualizing the work of graffiti writers from around the United States. Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books.”
The book preview gives you a glimpse of what to expect:
Well do I need to say more?
The book was released in 2013 and it aged well. You can buy it here and it’s not that expensive!