AUTHOR: Claudia Walde.
ISBN CODE / PUBLISHER: 978-0-50051-559-4 / Thames & Hudson.
Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists - all of whom have roots in graffiti - from thirty countries, with a view to showing the many different styles of lettering within graffiti and street art cultures.
Claudia set all the contributers the same brief: to design all twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet. Their approach to the task and how they selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them, and the results are a fascinating insight into the creative process.
Street Fonts, with over one hundred and fifty original alphabets exclusive to this book, shows a wide range of styles from classic old-school graffiti letter forms to modern font designs. It will be a source of inspiration for experienced writers, type designers and beginners alike.
Author Claudia Walde, aka MadC, is a graffiti artist, designer and writer. She is the author of Sticker City: Paper Graffiti Art (2007).