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Rolling Paper Graphics
José Lorente Cascales:
Rolling Paper
Graphics on Cigarette Rolling Paper
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Rolling Paper is typographic dream. For decades typographers and designers have been waiting for a publication just like this one — they just didn’t know it until now. Interestingly, many of the examples featured demonstrate a highly sophisticated command of visual graphics, particularly those that date back to the 19th Century.
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Rolling paper was clearly a highly prized consumer product and an enormous amount of care was taken to create a look and feel that would appeal. The color, texture and size were all vital to an individual brand’s success.

This unique collection presents 540 different kinds of rolling paper plus seventy posters. Brands featured include Amber (1876), Cine (1900), Malvarrosa (1903), Bambu (1907), and Remeditos (1908). Another interesting aspect of this title is that it provides the opportunity for the viewer to observe the influence of historical moments on advertising and design.

315 pages, Paperback, 6 3/4'' x 8 1/2'' (170 x 215 mm)
600 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-276-6  $ 24.95
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Typography in Wood NEW
Typography in Wood
The catalog entitled Spécimen de caractères en bois de la maison Bonnet probably dates from the 1860s — a period when Romantic phantasmagoria was on the decline in the structure of the letter but still prevalent in its outlines. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | GRAPHIC DESIGN | ANTIQUE GRAPHICS BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584232766 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-276-5 / 1584232765