©2019 by the Bouquinistes

email: thebouquinistes@gmail.com

phone: +44 7778 726532 +44 7776 859870

Southfields, SW185TA, United Kingdom

Title: Custom Lettering of the 40s and 50s

Author: Ryan Hughes

Condition: New

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Fiell Publishing Limited

Pages: 576

ISBN: 978-1906863319

Dimensions: 23.5 x 4 x 23.1 cm

Custom Lettering of the 40s and 50s

£24.95 Regular Price
£20.00Sale Price
  • 'Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s' is a celebration of the stunning and stylistically varied headline lettering that predated modern computer type. Each a unique one-off, custom hand-drawn lettering had a stylistic freedom and creative energy unfettered by traditional typographic rules and regulations.


    This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering - from urgent rough block capitals to sophisticated looping copperplate scripts, elegant fashion brush scripts and dynamic illustrative sans serifs, the extraordinary range of graphic styles is as exciting as it is stylistically diverse.


    'Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s' is an essential handbook for typographers, graphic designers, art directors, design students, and, of course, retro culture fans, lettering aficionados and printed ephemera collectors.