Letters Are Symbols Which Turn Matter Into Spirit
June 27, 2011 2:30 PM   Subscribe

Letterology — an open classroom in book design, experimental typography, and professional practices. Popular posts include : The Olivetti Typewriter, in 1911 Olivetti produced Italy's first typewriter. One hundred years later we continue to celebrate the smart promotion. Early 20th Century Trademarks, pages of trademarked names from the Trade Mark Title Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1910-1913. Czechoslovakian Stamp Designs, the variety and styles of the hand lettered text on these stamps is stunning.

Space Age Typography, best viewed while listening to some space age music of Les Baxter—or better yet, the Spotnicks.

Homage to Palatino, Giovanni Battista Palatino's original 1545 writing book from the University of Reading's archives in the UK.

With many links to Flickr sets like this Vintage Office Supplies.
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posted by Fizz at 3:26 PM on June 27, 2011

Love it!

kick ass ---> Designing a wine label with chalk on a blackboard
posted by Tom-B at 4:06 PM on June 27, 2011

Wow, fantastic; thanks!

Sadly, after having ruthlessly chloroformed (thank you, Casey Anthony) and nearly completely subdued my acquisitive instincts, they were awoken by this series. WANT.
posted by taz at 1:25 AM on June 28, 2011

Damn, this blog is a find. The author's book design students are doing some really good work.
posted by malapropist at 6:24 AM on June 30, 2011

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