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The Typeknitting book shows all previous prototypic approaches to typographic knitting. Its central methodology lies on basic techniques and the construction of single letters prototypes.

Additional projects like pullovers, scarf, mittens or hat show specific use cases. This includes modified patterns by Helloyarn, Butzeria and Woollythoughts, as well as new patterns. As graphic ressources, the book contains 32 knittable typefaces from type foundries like Bold Monday, Emigre, Lineto, Nouvelle Noire and Typotheque.

The Typeknitting book is available in German, English and French.







»Typographic Knitting.
From Pixel to Pattern«
Rüdiger Schlömer
(English translation)

Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 978-1-61689-854-0
www.papress.com


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»Pixel, Patch und Pattern.
Typeknitting«
Rüdiger Schlömer
(German)

Verlag Hermann Schmidt
ISBN: 978-3-87439-905-0
www.typografie.de


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Editorial Reviews


Vogue Knitting (Holiday 2019)
“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.“

Franklin Habit / Mason-Dixon Knitting:
“Type designers live to help people communicate with each other. To see how one of them has chosen to communicate the craft we love is a revelation.”
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Loret Karman / De Amsterdamse Steek:

The worlds of typography and knitting brought together. The book is just a start. Were it will grow when typographers and knitters are putting their knowledge about our crafts together, is hard to imagine. This book gives us a good starting point and gave me a lot of inspiration.”
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TDC’65 2019 Communication Design Judge’s Choice by Eddie Opara:
“When opening the book, behold the incredible surprises that wait! You are taken into an alternative culture of typography that is knitted! The different stitching techniques are endless and transformative. The open, playful, thought-provoking, effortless, enterprising, and dynamic qualities are profound. You relish the fact that every design is made by hand. The end results are awe-inspiring. It brings life to modularity and systems. After viewing this book, you have to ask yourself, why do you sit at your computer, hour after hour? Are you really making something that is tangible?”
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Knitscene Magazine:
“This book is perfect for the literary knitters of the world, delightfully combining letters and fiber into one art form.”

Publishers Weekly:
“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. (…)  Knitters will find either stirring encouragement to further explore the genre he introduces, or a forbidding warning against venturing into it.

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.”

Craft Gossip:
“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.”

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. (…) 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.”

Novum World of Graphic Design (03.19) / Herbert Lechner:
»Wird es künftig um Wraps per Inch statt um Pica Point gehen, werden wir statt von Bold von Bulky sprechen? Sollte sich Rüdiger Schlömers Typeknitting durchsetzen, besteht durchaus die Möglichkeit, Typografie mit ganz anderen Mitteln zu verstehen

typeroom.eu:
Innovative, insightful and playful, the book challenges the readers to learn to knit a variety of typefaces modeled on digital designs by well-known type foundries including Emigre, Lineto, Parachute, and Typotheque (…)
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Design Preis Schweiz 2019/20 , Comments of the nominators:
“Even if DIY is currently very popular: The idea of combining knitting and typography with each other is something one would normally not come up with. The author is successful in a convincing way of making an approach that initially appears unthinkable into something plausible.
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Awards / Nominations:


«Certificate of Typographic Excellence»
from Type Directors Club NYC, TDC’65

Nominee for Design Preis Schweiz 2019/20 «Communication Design»