Type & Color: How to Design and Use Multicolored Typefaces

Mark van Wageningen


To create his award-winning multicolored typefaces, Mark van Wageningen first returned to the past for his research: wood-type printing. His subsequentform and color studies led to a series of popular digital typefaces and awards for typographic excellence from the Type Directors Club. In Type and Color, the pioneering typographic designer provides all the tools you will need to participate in the hottest typography trend: designing with multicolored fonts. This manual, aimed at a broad spectrum of graphic design professionals, offers analyses of chromatic type specimens, instructions for multilayer type design, and applications across a range of print and digital media. From display fonts to running text, discover how color can give words expressive new possibilities.

Creator Bio

Mark van Wageningen is a (typo)graphic designer and founder of Novo Typo, a design studio based in Amsterdam. A self-proclaimed “ambassador of multicolored typography,” he organizes workshops and presentations at several international design conferences and festivals. Mark van Wageningen’s favorite color is full color.

Price £25.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 15 October 2019
Pages 176
Height 260mm
Width 210mm
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781616898465