An Object of Beauty: Book Cover Design and Hand-Drawn Type by Darren Booth

May 22, 2011
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An Object of Beauty: Book Cover Design and Hand-Drawn Type by Darren Booth

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Darren Booth, a typographer and illustrator in Canada, creates gorgeous illustrations and type designs. He forms many of his designs manually and then pieces them together digitally, like the cover he crafted for Steve Martin's, An Object of Beauty. He drafted letters by hand, painted his swatches and combined everything on the computer (and it's wonderful that he shared his process at his blog).

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There's just something about the little imperfections and tactile quality of hand-drawn and painted typography that makes me happy.

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design, anobjectofbeauty, darrenbooth

design, anobjectofbeauty, darrenbooth

design, anobjectofbeauty, darrenbooth

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Colorful Illustrated Type by Max Estes

Polygraph: A Playful Typeface by Pintassilgo Prints

The Evolution of Type and Anatomy Explorations by Andreas Sceiger

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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