Outdoor Types: An Urban Alphabet

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In a homogenized world dominated by electronic and computerized type forms, author Simon Jennings takes a unique look at the real world, and presents over five hundred found letterforms in a remarkable book. For anyone interested in visual art and design, this beautifully produced and refreshingly tangible alternative to the digital world is a treasure trove of the typographic delights to be found in our everyday lives. Jennings has been recording letterforms for over forty years, and this book is his tribute to the anonymous talents of vernacular artists around the world.

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Simon Jennings trained as a graphic artist and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. In addition to his professional experience of design and graphic art in New York, Chicago, and London, Simon Jennings has had a lifelong interest in painting and the visual arts, and has taught at several British art schools, including the Royal College of Art. He has conceived, designed, and produced many art and design titles including the award-winning Collins Artist's Manual, Collins Art Class, and Collins Artist's Colour Manual, The Ways of Drawing Series, and Vincent Van Gogh - The Complete Self Portraits.

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