The Handy Book of Artistic Printing Animation
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The Handy Book of Artistic Printing

The Handy Book of Artistic Printing

Collection of Letterpress Examples

with Specimens of
Type
Ornament
 
Corner Fills
Borders
 
Twisters
Wrinklers
 
and other Freaks of Fancy
 
by Doug Close
and Angela Voulangas
 
  1. One hundred and ninety-seven images luxuriate amidst two hundred and twenty four pages of ready reference, issued, with due fanfare, by Princeton Architectural Press.
  2. The splendid, highly decorative mode of nineteenth century letterpress printing.
  3. Sixty choice specimens and numerous additional illustrations of note, displayed to public acclaim for the first time in more than a century!
  4. FANCY metal type, in particular there is little wood type to speak of.
  5. A magnificent panoply of styles is displayed, from Art Botanical to Japanesque and beyond.
  6. Ornamental devices such as fans or cobwebs that enliven angled spaces.
  7. Perimeter detailing which divides or contains the page and its contents in a pleasing manner.
  8. Ingenious implements which curve and bend lengths of brass rule into artful embellishment printers who excelled in this decorative rulework accepted the sobriquet "twister," as well.
  9. Specialized apparatus which crimp, wave and pinch lengths of brass.
  10. Eccentricities and novelties of whim, caprice.
Awards for The Handy Book of Artistic Printing