" This little book contains a beautiful and varied collection of typographic ornaments sourced from specimen books of type foundries, dating from 1700.
David Jury explains how the need for typographic ornaments arose and developed, and sets them in their historical context. The chapters cover natural forms; geometric forms; rules and borders; wreaths, borders and scrolls; and pictorial ornaments. The last chapter charts the rise of the graphic designer over the last century, and how modern designers are now reinterpreting these typographic ornaments into new forms of art. "
"The ornaments, collected by author David Jury – which include borders, boots, bicycles and bovines – have been sourced from the specimen books of European, British and American type foundries. It was from these books that printers would order new fonts of type and typographic ornaments up until the arrival of digital technology in the 1980s."
Londres et New York, 2015,
librairie couleur du temps, pentagram, ornement, typographie, typographique, graphisme, imprimerie, identitté visuelle, communication,