Wednesday, 30 December 2009

on my book shelf

"The rivalry that developed between lithographers, engravers and letterpress job printers is the cause of much of the formal exuberance and experimentation of artistic printing from the late 1860s into the 1890s. Developments in American typefounding techniques gave letterpress printers a decisive boost, and choice in ornamented typefaces exploded. Type foundries had always been integral to the enterprise of letterpress printing and, as sources of typefaces, ornaments and other physical accoutrements of the printing craft." Doug Clouse and Angela Voulangas, The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: A Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy

1 comment:

jax said...

Thanks for sharing :) this looks a fabulous book!

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