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Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s
Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s

Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s

Edited by Rian Hughes, Introduction by Leslie Cabarga


576 Pages, 8.75 x 8.75

Formats: Flexibound

Flexibound, $45.00 (US $45.00) (CA $58.95)

Publication Date: August 2017

ISBN 9780957664951

Rights: US & CA

Korero Press (Aug 2017)

Price: $45.00


A celebration of the stunning and stylistically varied headline lettering that existed before the advent of phototypesetting or the computer

This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering from the heyday of Art Deco and the experimental modernity of the Futurists—from geometric sans, elegant brush scripts, and heavy industrial serifs to hand-drawn eccentricities and outré display type. A cornerstone of any type-lovers library.

Author Biography

Rian Hughes is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, author, and typographer. From his studio, Device, he has produced watches for Swatch, Hawaiian shirts, logo designs for Batman and Spiderman, and an iconoclastic revamp of comic hero Dan Dare. A retrospective monograph of his work, Art, Commercial, was published in 2002. Rian's recent books include Culture: Ideas Can be Dangerous and Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s, and his comic strips have been collected in Yesterday's Tomorrows. Leslie Cabarga is the author of more than two dozen books on design, including Logo, Font & Lettering Bible.