Monday, February 08, 2010

Lettering

A nearly lost art that was quite common, once upon a time. Selected pages from the Speedball Text Book, probably available at most art and/or stationary stores, 50+ years ago. Our local stationary store closed a few years ago. I miss it.

A couple of recommendations; the film "Helvetica" is a fascinating look at modern typography. Also, if you're ever in the Massachusetts North Shore area, a trip to the Museum of Printing in North Andover is a must for fans of type and typography.

Finally, a heads up: some of the images below are a bit politically incorrect. Sensitives types may want to skip this post.




I love the "Carnival" style!


The Museum of Printing has the original drawings for the "Times New Roman" font that is so familiar to users of Microsoft Word.



Some border designs.




2 comments:

Petra said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing.

Will said...

I'm enjoying the hell out of your blog!

Will @ AJRMS