I first saw this type tray at Jules’s parents house in Kent.
This tray would have been used by a type setter to house all the various characters of a type family.
The type tray is a grid. Not a 2 dimensional grid that we’re used to seeing on screen or in a magazine but an actual 3 dimensional, tactile grid.
Once seen this way it makes a layout seem far more exciting with far more possibilities.
Posted by KUCHAR at 11:01:00 am
St Brides library has some beautiful things, but this book of typefaces is my all time favourite. This features in the next issue of eye in a very small place but I think seeing them large just makes their detail more impressive. I know we've seen them all before. But I think they're ace and I could look at them all day.
Posted by Anonymous at 7:46:00 am
A collection of short stories, beautifully presented by Untitled.
The cover with its huge white 'B' set on a black background is very dramatic. The inside is equally as nice, black pages with white out cap titles for the chapter openings, big drop-caps at the beginning of each story. Its an example of how much you can actually do with a simple paperback.
Posted by Anonymous at 12:29:00 am
Publication: Eros Magazine
Designer: Herb Lubalin
Editor: Ralph Ginzburg
First published: 1962
This is my favourite issue. The large format images of Marilyn Monroe really need to seen full size to appreciate the lavish quality of the magazine.