Book: Edo Smitshuijzen

Sculpting Type

An Introduction to CNC Typography

An essential and inspiring book on 3D Typography that explains the basic and varied manufacturing technologies, among which 3D printing.

Sculpting Type_SM - Edo Smitshuijzen

This book is an invitation for (graphic) designers to enter the 3D universe. Producing tangible stuff has never been easier. This territory is anxiously waiting for designers with graphic and communication skills to step in, dream away and explore a world that is much less ephemeral than their professional field. Their professional background may move traditional barriers and our environment may be enriched with tangible objects from a world of creation normally exposed in books, magazines, and on screens.

The book explains the basic and varied manufacturing technologies. It discusses production options, problems, and how to best deal with them. But most of all by showcasing new designs the author tries to open up the lid of a bottomless box that has stayed closed for too long.

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This book is also available in Beirut (Virgin megastore, Papercup, and Librairie Antoine) and Dubai (Virgin, Kinokunia, The Magazine Shop).

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Author: Edo Smitshuijzen
Published by: Khatt Books (Amsterdam 2013)
ISBN: 9789490939045
Edition: Paperback (with flaps), 17cm x 24cm, 256 pages, fully illustrated in Black & White
Languages: English with an Introduction in Arabic
Price: €37,50