Feb 10, 2020 Rare Books Recommends Two Types for U
Rare Books provided images to two newly released books on type.
Jens Schnitzler is a freelance communications and media designer in Hamburg. Herr Schnitzler used our image of our leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, which he found in our blog, Open Book. We admit to being especially thrilled to contribute an image of the first book printed (in Germany) to a German publication.
“The finest posters are records of the daily life and interests of the age. From these documents the future historian may derive the fullest information concerning our vocations, our amusements, and our morals.” — Joseph Thatcher Clarke
“Cranbrook Academy of Arts is the most dangerous school in the world.” — Massimo Vignelli
The Designer’s Dictionary of Type
New York: Abrams, 2019
Z246 A33 2029
General Collection, Level 1
Sean Adams is acting chair of the graphic design program at ArtCenter College of Design, California. Mr. Adams used our image from our copy of Reales Ordenanzas Para La Direccion, Regimen y Gobierno del Importante Cuerpo de la Mineria de Nueva-Espana, y de su Real Tribunal General (1783), which he found in our digital exhibition, ¡Viva México!. In an email, Mr. Adams wrote that this page is “a remarkably beautiful example of the typeface Caslon.”