147 Years Young-Modern Type

3 Sep

Kent James of Depression Press found this wonderful book of  “Examples of Modern Alphabets, Ornamental and Plain” published 1864. Go to Mr. James’ flicker set to see all the spreads  www.flickr.com/photos/depressionpress/2852866048/in/set-72157607255347582/  There are 21 plates in the whole book.  It’s interesting to note how contemporary some of these display fonts look.   If you told me Egyptian (see below) was created in the 1960’s I wouldn’t think twice, yet Lincoln was still in office when this book was published.

 

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