Typography/Logotype Icon Doyald Young Releases THE DOYALD YOUNG COLLECTION Boxed Set

Master typographer Doyald Young has released THE DOYALD YOUNG COLLECTION, the boxed reference set of the celebrated graphic design icon's three acclaimed books on type, font and logotype design. Mr. Young is a recipient of the 2009 AIGA Gold Medal, is a Fellow of the AIGA, and is the Inaugural Master at Art Center College of Design, where he has taught typography and lettering for more than three decades.

Check out the new boxed set Collection at his website:

http://doyaldyoung.com/DYC01.html

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hrant's picture

Nice.
(I hope this doesn't mean he won't be writing a fourth.)

hhp

William Berkson's picture

Bought separately 65 + 75 +100 = $240. Bought together $300?

ryanajimenez's picture

The boxed set comes with the hand-finished black linen case, which is not included if you buy separately. The case is custom designed to fit the various sizes of the three volumes. If you don't want the case, you can buy separately and it is less expensive.

Mr. Young is also at work on another book which will be announced later this year.

Stephen Coles's picture

I love these books and highly recommend them, but I think it's really strange to charge $60 for the case.

Stefan H's picture

They're all beauties and I could't resist to buy them one by one, earlier. The black box mystery is more than weird though...

Stefan H's picture

Hey, a fourth books sounds great.

William Berkson's picture

I only have one of these, but it's in my top three as far as what I learned from most about type and lettering.

blank's picture

I’m pretty sure I could get a college kid to make me a linen slipcase for $20 and another $10 for materials. Best of luck selling these.

hrant's picture

You guys have to remember, the first two books are hard-to-find now (new).

Remember the cheesy old Fontographer book, selling for $350?

hhp

blank's picture

All three books are available at the same web site that’s selling the boxed set for more than the cost of the three books!

hrant's picture

Oh.

hhp

William Berkson's picture

I think when my Williams Caslon comes out, I'll ask if Font Bureau will charge 10% more for all four styles, with the added bonus of a letter-press printed broad sheet, with excepts from Typophile of Hrant and me insulting each other :)

david h's picture

> I think when my Williams Caslon comes out, I’ll ask if Font Bureau will charge 10% more...

ehh...the font is not free? they charge? :)

hrant's picture

William: I'll print it.
But what's my cut?

hhp

William Berkson's picture

>But what’s my cut?

You want I should bargain?

I'm afraid to bargain with an Armenian.

An old Jewish business man told me this saying: It takes ten goyim to out bargain one Jew. But it takes ten Jews to out bargain one Armenian--and ten Armenians to out bargain one Chinese. Being married to a Chinese, I know when I'm outclassed!

Merry Christmas everyone :)

hrant's picture

:-)

OK, here's my offer: you let me sell the Williams Caslon bundle myself, and I'll just give you your price+10%...

Seriously: these days grocery stores will have two sizes of a product, where the per-weight/volume/count of the smaller one is nominally higher, but then they discount the smaller one and not the larger, making the smaller a better buy. And then they "helpfully" put the per-weight/volume/count cost on each one, but in different units! Like for cooking oil the smaller one will be in cents-per-ounce and the larger will be in dollars-per-gallon; for toilet paper one will be in dollars-per-sheet and the other in cents-per-square-foot! So you need to work a calculator (assuming you even know how many ounces are in a gallon or you're willing to use a ruler on buttwipes, in public) to make sure you get the best deal. So you give up and grab the big one because larger quantities are supposed to be cheaper. So they make more money - and you don't even realize it. Kinda like voting.

hhp

thedash's picture

Hi guys,

Thought i'd treat myself to a Doyald book, what book do you guys recommend?
My focus is custom lettering, not necessarily the history of serif and so on.

Charles_borges_de_oliveira's picture

I am eagerly awaiting his fourth book on Formal script!

dezcom's picture

William and Hrant, You will need more room than one broadsheet to cover all "less than admiring" comments between you and two ;-P

piccic's picture

@thedash: "Logotypes and Letterforms". I have not familiarity with the other two, but this one alone is "custom lettering" incarnated. :)

PabloImpallari's picture

I bought the boxed set. All 3 of them are wonderful.

Logotypes and Letterforms:
It each page, it shows you the final logo, the font it was based on, and how it was customized.

Fonts and Logos:
It's a deeply study of fonts styles subtleties. Great for type designers.
You will learn to look at fonts in a different way.
The chapter about script it's outstanding!!!

Dangerous Curves:
It's more about the process of creating custom lettering. For each logo, it shows you the first sketches, how it evolved, the proposals presented to the client, how the logo was refined, and the final art.

All 3 are excellent. And worth every penny.

piccic's picture

It each page, it shows you the final logo, the font it was based on, and how it was customized.

Not "customized", simply taken as an inspiration or model. I seem to recall Young didn’t customized any existing typeface in the book. That’s why it’s so solid.

dezcom's picture

He drew each letter by hand with a pencil and would never copy in someone else's outline--why should he when he can draw it better anyway ;-)

.00's picture

You got it Chris!

It's a pity that some type designers, and some major foundries have stolen his work, redesigned a glyph or two and release the work as original.

You all know who you are. Shame on all of you! If I believed in hell I'd say they should rot in it.

Master of Arts and Letters my ass.

PabloImpallari's picture

Please forgive me if "customize" was not the right word.
(I'm not native English speaker)

Didn't mean to disrespect.
I have the greatest admiration for Doyald and his work.

dezcom's picture

Don't sweat it, Pablo. Your English is WAY BETTER than my Spanish or even worse, Portuguese ;-)

Charles_borges_de_oliveira's picture

Pablo,
Your English is better than mine and English is my native language :)

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