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Typography in Wood NEW TITLE
Dominiqué Carre:
Typography in Wood
Wood Typography from the 19th Century
(includes a CD)
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The first wooden letters for poster work were crafted in the 18th century. With the advent of mechanical reproduction and widespread commercial advertising in the 1820s, there is an amplified desire for new types with increased visibility — “Norman” letters with solid downstrokes, “antiques” or lineals without serifs, and “Egyptian” types with heavy rectangular serifs.
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“Specimen de caracteres en bois de la maison Bonnet” dates from the 1860s — a period when the flourish of Romantic phantasmagoria was on the decline in the structure of the letter but still prevalent in its outlines; type design was beginning to borrow from the architectural eclecticism of the age, and sometimes resembled wrought ironwork.

Further developments, define a series of surprisingly ‘modern’ types that are similar to those generated by the digital typography of today and that could effortlessly be included in the contemporary typography pantheon.

The book includes a CD.

216 pages, Hardcover with CD
9'' x 12'' (229 x 305 mm)
color illustrations throughout, English      

ISBN: 978-1-58423-266-7 
$ 29.95 
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See also:

Rolling Paper Graphics on Cigarette Rolling Paper
Rolling Paper: Graphics on Cigarette Rolling Paper
This unique collection presents 540 different kinds of rolling paper plus seventy posters. 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. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | ANTIQUE LETTERING / TYPOGRAPHY BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584232667 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-266-8 / 1584232668