02 December 2006

A 2 Z and More Signs

This is a compilation of the best-selling albumns of quirky typography, 130 Alphabets and Other Signs and A B Z: More Alphabets and Other Signs, with new materials added. Basically, it's a sample book of fonts, characters, trademarks, logos, and what we would now call dingbats. But what gives the book its remarkable attractiveness is that the collection is both eclectic and suffused with a period charm of the inter-war years. Many of the designs and fonts are drawn from that period - with more than a hint of colonial nostalgia in labels from products destined for Africa, China, and India. Even the pages are printed in a pre-faded manner and cut with rounded corners to enhance this effect ... Read more >>


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