10347Re: Book: The Art of Wood Type
- Jan 8 9:31 AMThe 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.
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