The ABC of Custom Lettering: A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters by Ivan Castro with an introduction by Ken Barber of House Industries.
An authoritative resource for designers, typographers, signwriters, illustrators, pinstripers, and other creative professionals.
Ivan Castro is a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, specializing in calligraphy, lettering, and typography. His work involves everything from advertising to editorial, packaging, and logo design, from big companies to gig posters. Even though he claims to have no specific style, one could say that he has a strong respect for history and popular culture. He has been working in the field for 15 years, and teaching calligraphy and lettering for 10 years in the main design schools of Barcelona. He travels, giving workshops and lectures at design festivals and conferences. His clients included Bau Design College of Barcelona, Born Losers, Congreso Internacional de Tipografía, Iconographic Magazine, Korero Press, Lee Productions, Little Victor, Los Tiki Phantoms, and El Toro Records. Ken Barber works for House Industries in Yorklyn, Delaware, a prolific type foundry. He also conducts lettering workshops at Maryland Institute, College of Art.