Monday, August 13, 2007


ABZ. By Julian Rothenstein, Mel Gooding. Chronicle Books, 2003. 224pp., illustrations, 11.8 x 8.3 x 0.9". Some images from Book By Its Cover.

I just LOVE this book found via the excellent Book By Its Cover and had to order it the second I saw it!

"Special features include an amazing alphabet, circa 1926, created from photographs of a dancing woman; original test-types for opticians charts; pages from sign artists manuals; and coolly elegant designs from fin de si cle French, German, Italian, and Czech journals. Nearly all of this rare and beautiful material is reproduced here for the first time since its original publication. An art book like no other, ABZ is a collection of typographic oddities taken to the next level of appreciation."

Ooooh, don't you just have to have it?

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