Yay! Hooray! And Hello! Welcome to Goodtype The Book, Volume One.
For the past two years, we have watched in awe as this community of letterers and admirers has grown to over 250,000 people. And now it's time for our biggest announcement yet!
We couldn't be more excited to share with you this first hard cover compilation of curated works from 175 artists worldwide (pictured above). Each featured artist showcases two pieces: a work in progress sketch and the final piece. The collection encompasses a multitude of lettering styles from hand lettering, to computer generated 3D-type, to hand painted murals, to traditional calligraphy. With over 2,000 submissions, we really picked the cream of the crop.
Featuring works by artists like Raul Alejandro, Maia Then, Rob Draper, and Scott Biersack and interviews with Roxy Prima, Tony DiSpigna, Joseph Alessio, and more!
Nim Ben-Reuven (above) interviews Tony DiSpigna (below).
Kickstarter will be the ONLY way to get your hands on a copy of this one of a kind collection. That means you've got to act now! Goodtype The Book, Volume One will serve as the ultimate lettering inspiration and reference guide for those seeking to hire letterers and designers. The book will contain an artist index giving you their name, page reference, location and website. It is being printed at Ginny's/OneTouchPoint in Austin, TX via offset printing. For more details on the book and Goodtype, watch the video above, produced by Onion Creek Productions.
Curation: Brooke Bucherie. Typeface: Averta
Risks and challenges
International Shipping- UGH. We've researched, scoured, and sweat over the challenge of getting this book to our friends across the globe at a reasonable price. Sending a 4lb hardback book anywhere outside the U.S. comes at a pretty penny, no matter how hard we tried to make magic happen.
The costs we arrived at are based on current international shipping rates and, in cases of shipping multiple books, the flat-rate boxes were the best option.
We are so grateful to this WORLDWIDE community of supporters and cannot wait for you to hold this book in your hands.
Those of you who know Goodtype, know we like to communicate A LOT. You'll be hearing from us throughout the campaign AND after to be sure everyone stays up to date and in the know.
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