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Brushstroke and Free-style Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography) Paperback – 1 Mar 1978

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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (1 Mar. 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486234886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486234885
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 0.8 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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This book provides 100 outstanding brushstroke and free-style alphabets in one easy-to-use volume. Altogether, they include 100 sets of capital and lower-case alphabets (many in script) and 100 sets of numbers and special symbols. They are arranged alphabetically by title and often include an appropriate vignette or decorative flourish. Selected from the Solotype Typographers Catalog, it is an excellent sourcebook for use in all graphics works.
The emphasis is on free style while the fonts take on a diversity of form upright, lightface, Japanesque, slanting, bold, delicate, even, uneven, Hinduesque, thick, straightforward, informal, and many more. The titles themselves represent the alphabets' vitality and versatility Ally Upright, Anita Lightface, Arab Brushstroke, Army, Athens Condensed, Atlas Overweight, Cast, Bold, Conga, Dancer Italic, Dragonwick, Hamlet, Harmony Script, Headline Script, Hindu, Jester Script, Jiffy, Kitten Brush, Lotus Brush Script, Mars Bounce, Popcorn, Punchline, Wawona, and many more.
Use these faces for posters, menus, signs, greeting cards, book jackets and title pages, packaging and advertising design, personal initials, craftwork, logos, and any other project that calls for free-style alphabets.


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Its okay, exactly what the book says, all free style.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Large Variety of Font Types, Brushstroke and thin line type fonts, (not Script type) 27 Feb. 2014
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I will use this font book for making and transferring words on clay pieces, then carve the clay lettering / numbers. There are many different styles within this book, Also I did not know whether it would contain numeric fonts, IT DOES IN ABOUT 99% OF THE STYLES. I won't use this "type" of fonts as much as the other two books that I ordered, but will definitely use it at some point. I am glad I bought this book.
3.0 out of 5 stars only like 30 out of the 100 are brushstroke 21 April 2014
By Walther Sánchez - Published on
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I was excited about this book, but most of the alphabets are copperplate or drawn.

the few brushstroke alphabets are nice.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book 1 Dec. 2013
By Lisa K. Gleeson - Published on
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My Sign Lettering teachers used this book in a recent class as a lettering style reference. It's been really helpful and gives a wide range of ideas.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of fonts 8 Jun. 2014
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I love these old font books from Dan X. Solo. I use them in my work all the time. A classic collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 19 Mar. 2015
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Great reference for free writing fonts
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