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10347Re: Book: The Art of Wood Type

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  • David Goodrich
    Jan 8 9:31 AM
      The book measures 9" h x 9 1/4"w x 15/16" thick and is 320 pages, paperbound
      on thick coated stock, entirely in full color.

      I have to agree with Jessica about some of the contents. In addition, the
      graphic design is very modern, almost web-page style, which seems totally
      out of keeping with the wood type itself.

      But Greg includes a lot a valuable information. He also is to be
      complimented on including a number of faces which are not in Rob Roy Kelly.
      But there are some surprising omissions of fairly standard late nineteenth
      century faces, such as Egyptian Ornamented, perhaps the best-known purely
      wood type design. There is also very little discussion of the historical
      progression of type design throughout the period.

      It's a mixed bag but definitely worth getting.

      David


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