Typographic Knitting: From Pixel to Pattern (learn how to knit letters, fonts, and typefaces, includes patterns and projects) (Paperback)

Typographic Knitting: From Pixel to Pattern (learn how to knit letters, fonts, and typefaces, includes patterns and projects) By Rüdiger Schlömer Cover Image
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Learn to knit a variety of typefaces modeled on digital designs by well-known type foundries including Emigre, Lineto, and Typotheque, and emblazon your hats, scarves, and sweaters with smartly designed monograms, letters, or words. Beginning with knitting basics, tips, and resources, and progressing through more advanced techniques, Typographic Knitting provides a systematic introduction on how to construct a variety of letter designs using different knitting techniques. This book bridges the gap between craft and design in a new way, and will delight typography connoisseurs, avid knitters, and makers looking for a novel medium.

About the Author

Rüdiger Schlömer studied visual communication in Aachen and art in context in Berlin. He lives in Zurich and works as a graphic designer and curator for museums, exhibitions, and publications.

Praise For…

"This book is perfect for the literary knitters of the world, delightfully combining letters and fiber into one art form."
- Knitscene Magazine

"Museum curator and graphic designer Schlömer's appealingly photographed and artfully laid-out guide charts a rigorous course for knitters interested in converting various texts and typefaces into knitted items."
- Publishers Weekly

"Now that pixels are becoming invisibly small on our computer screens, it's time to bring bitmaps full circle, back to their function as building blocks of material that you can keep, and, in this case, that can keep you warm. Typographic Knittingcovers it all, in glorious detail."
- Zuzana Licko, Émigré Fonts

"It's quite an inspirational book that is sure to get you thinking about different ways to leave your mark with text on your knitting projects."
- Craft Gossip

"For word and graphic design nerds this may be one of the coolest knitting books, ever....This intelligent volume with its strong design focus offers a new way to think about knit stitches, proportion, and the countless ways our medium can articulate a message."
- Vogue Knitting

"Type designers live to help people communicate with each other. To see how one of them has chosen to communicate the craft we love is a revelation."
- Mason-Dixon Knitting

"For knitters and designers interested in the art of typography, this handsome book shows how modern typefaces can be converted to knitting patterns in creative and surprising ways. As you'd expect, there are plenty of stranded colourwork alphabets to play with, but more unexpected techniques include slip stitch pixelated patterns for a 'dot matrix' effect, modular patchwork to build large-scale lettering, diagonal stripes, and illusion knitting."
- The Knitter (UK)
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616898540
ISBN-10: 1616898542
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 216
Language: English