1.04.2010

American Wood Type



A great typographic book cover to start the new year and a great book if you are interested in the history of wood type.

American Wood Type: 1828-1900 was written by Rob Roy Kelly and published in 1969 by Van Nostrand, Reinhold Company.

2 comments:

The Revolutionary said...

That book cover is pretty cool. Where did you find it?

jaypeg said...

Well I first found it in the bookshelf of a press I used to visit. They had a great collection of books. Later I looked it up on Abe books and saw how expensive it was. I recreated this cover by drawing it in illustrator. You can see the original in The St Brides printing Library in Fleet Street London.