Penrose Review of Graphic Arts
May 14, 2009 4:15 PM   Subscribe

From 1895 to 1982 the Penrose Annual showcased typography and graphic design.
posted by the cuban (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
oh my stars this is amazing
posted by Optimus Chyme at 7:30 PM on May 14, 2009

I can't stop drooling over the images in that last link. Amazing work.
posted by Kikkoman at 8:33 PM on May 14, 2009

I managed to get a copy of the 1966 edition for £8 this week. The 1938 edition, edited by Jan Tschichold is one I have to find!
posted by the cuban at 11:44 PM on May 14, 2009

Wow, this is some amazing find. Time to look for back issues in the used book stores. The Flickr shots are almost pornographic. The second link - I get "The article you requested could not be loaded." I'd love to see what you found on what was that page: can we get a repost on that one? pleaseandthankyou.
posted by Zack_Replica at 8:28 PM on May 15, 2009

The second link was an obituary for Herbert Spencer, the Penrose editor during its heyday. Here's one from the Guardian.
posted by the cuban at 2:54 AM on May 16, 2009

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