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Shadow Type

Shadow Type

Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering
Princeton Architectural Press

By Steven Heller and Louise Fili


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The first-ever compilation of shadow typefaces is now available in paperback. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books— drawn from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, Steven Heller, and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.

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Size: 6.75 x 9.63 in;
Pages: 352 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: March 2014
ISBN: 9781616892111
Steven Heller is co chair of the MFA Design Department at the School of Visual Arts and the author of numerous books, including our bestselling Typography Sketchbooks.

Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a member of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, and the author of our bestselling Elegantissima.

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