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.
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 jaypeg 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 jaypeg 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.