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I am putting together a project in which I am trying to assess the impact of hand lettering on type design. In this respect I want to find out what kind of influence styles such as graphiti, 60's psychedelic poster lettering, and more contemporary scrawl have on the modern design of type. I also want to know what kind of influence calligraphy has on type design at the present time. I would like to hear any thoughts you have on the subject, as well as tips and tricks for both type design, and hand lettering.
The idea is to put together a book encouraging students to study letter forms by drawing them ( the computer seems to have had a negative effect since the days of hand rendering on how students learn about form).