10344Book: The Art of Wood Type
- Jan 8, 2009http://theartofwoodtype.com/
Greg Ruffa has done an extraordinary job to document and display the
beauty of these wonderful old types.
Full color wood-pr0n ;-)
Order direct from Greg, as he has self-published the book, after four
years of research, drawing on his own extensive collection of type as
well as those of fellow collectors and lovers of wood type.
Each of the faces is shown in a color photo of a full alphabet, as
well as a lovingly rendered redrawing of the forms.
That is, Greg has rendered each glyph in Illustrator, to show the
design as it is conceived, as well as the physical type as artifacts.
This book is a "must have" for anyone who shares Greg's love of these
sometimes idiosyncratic, often stout, occasionally drop-dead gorgeous
letters. "The Art of Wood Type" compliments and enhances Rob Roy
Kelly's landmark "American Wood Type", now out of print (which can
generally be found on abe.com, however).
Highly Recommended. *****
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