13 Jun 2014

Vintage Typography

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We have tendency to think that typography (drawing letters in an artistic form) is a modern invention.  These images were Printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel a lithographer (early form of printing that used stone or metal on which images or letters or a combination of the two were reproduced using ink and paper) sometime between 1819 and 1850.  It looks like the artist that created at least some, if not all of the letters, was L.E.M. Jones, have a look at the inscriptions under the letters A, C, D, I, K and Z.  These wonderfully detailed imaged are now kept at the British Museum. You can enlarge them by pressing the images, not the first one.  How do you think these compare with their modern equivalent?  Let us know in the comment section at the end of the article.

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