Filled with examples from a broad spectrum of sources – advertising, street signs, invitations, type-specimen books, personal letters – this collection will be a delight for designers and an invaluable sourcebook of long-overlooked lettering. From wedding announcements to IOUs, there are hundreds – perhaps thousands – of scripts, some ‘classic’, others eccentric. Whether elegant, quirky, fluid, brutish or ostentatious, these typefaces are stylized to suggest, imply or symbolize certain traits linked to handwriting.
The 'Golden Age' of scripts ran from the 19th to the mid-20th century; this book presents an unparalleled compilation of popular, rare and forgotten scripts from that era, from many countries.
'A great collection'
'There’s flair and flourish to spare, and from the sharp-edged Italian styles inspired by the Futurists to striking British shop signs, it’s an inspiring resource'