This book offers a connoisseur’s overview of typeface design, exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing. Taken from a distinguished Dutch collection, this exuberant two-volume edition traces the evolution of the printed letter via exquisitely designed catalogs, showing type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts. Borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by signwriters, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.
Featuring works by type designers including: William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A. M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger.
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Salvador Dali – Ménagère (Cutlery Set) 1957
Six pieces (silver-gilt) comprising of two forks, two knives and two enameled spoons.
Jieun Park (Korea)
Korean artist Jieun Park transcripts in her work the simultaneous emotions of excitement and loneliness of travel. Jieun’s painting reveals entire nighttime cityscapes embedded in the blots of paint, glimpses of Paris, Lyon, Hong Kong, Prague… “My personal feelings are described as under-painted ink marks which are instinctively spreaded and dropped on the surface. As I create relatively realistic images of the city within the abstract ink marks, I try to record ourselves in this fast changing city and its double sidedness where colorful impression coexists with loneliness.”
Back to 1880-1900 when a number of events were coming together, the country was evolving from a local market economy to mass merchandising, rail systems were being built and color lithography was becoming more affordable.
The first rail cars full of oranges were being shipped from Southern California to the East - what a treat during a cold winter’s day. Labels were pasted on every fruit crate and these labels had large images of oranges and orange groves.
With technological advances in soldered cans, canneries popped up all over the country. In order to market their products many California Canneries pooled their resources to form the California Fruit Canners Assn. in 1899.
This font was inspired from that era. Loaded with alternates, swashes, stylistic and multilingual support.
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an abandoned mental institution, some patient records were left in the institution were found by vandals who graffiti’d the words of them on the wall