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.


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.