Friday, January 27, 2012

Find your type

If, dear reader, you also sometimes pause whilst reading to gaze in wonder and admiration at the beauty of the letterforms, you will likewise be besotted by the 1912 American Type Founders specimen book, a digital copy of which is currently on display on the Internet Archive. This 1300-page tome contains hundreds of typefaces as well as wonderful display ads showing how they can be used by the designer. True typographic bliss!



Very art nouveau
These cuts are denoted as "large lady speakers" ... how progressive!
 
All hail the national pastime!
If this typographic bounty has whetted your alphabetical appetite, mosey over to our website for Type and Typography: Highlights from Matrix, the Review for Printers and Bibliophiles!

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