Learn to knit a variety of typefaces modeled on digital designs by well-known type foundries including Emigre, Lineto, and Typotheque, and emblazon your hats, scarves, and sweaters with smartly designed monograms, letters, or words. Beginning with knitting basics, tips, and resources, and progressing through more advanced techniques, Typographic Knitting provides a systematic introduction on how to construct a variety of letter designs using different knitting techniques. This book bridges the gap between craft and design in a new way, and will delight typography connoisseurs, avid knitters, and makers looking for a novel medium.
Rudiger Schlomer studied visual communication in Aachen and art in context in Berlin. He lives in Zurich and works as a graphic designer and curator for museums, exhibitions, and publications.
Zuzana Licko, Emigre Fonts
Now that pixels are becoming invisibly small on our computer screens, it's time to bring bitmaps full circle, back to their function as building blocks of material that you can keep, and, in this case, that can keep you warm. Typographic Knitting covers it all, in glorious detail.
Museum curator and graphic designer Schloemer's appealingly photographed and artfully laid-out guide charts a rigorous course for knitters interested in converting various texts and typefaces into knitted items.
It's quite an inspirational book that is sure to get you thinking about different ways to leave your mark with text on your knitting projects.
For word and graphic design nerds this may be one of the coolest knitting books, ever....This intelligent volume with its strong design focus offers a new way to think about knit stitches, proportion, and the countless ways our medium can articulate a message.
This book is perfect for the literary knitters of the world, delightfully combining letters and fiber into one art form.
The Knitter (UK)
For knitters and designers interested in the art of typography, this handsome book shows how modern typefaces can be converted to knitting patterns in creative and surprising ways. As you'd expect, there are plenty of stranded colourwork alphabets to play with, but more unexpected techniques include slip stitch pixelated patterns for a 'dot matrix' effect, modular patchwork to build large-scale lettering, diagonal stripes, and illusion knitting.