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10344Book: The Art of Wood Type

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  • Peter Fraterdeus
    Jan 8, 2009
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      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. *****

      Peter Fraterdeus
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