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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 & CAR

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, writer, and typographer who has worked extensively for the British and American advertising, music, and comic book industries. His recent books include Custom Lettering of the '20s and '30s, Soho Dives, Soho Divas, and XX: A Novel, Graphic. He has an extensive collection of Thunderbirds memorabilia, a fridge full of vodka, and a stack of easy listening albums which he plays very quietly in his home in London.Foreword by Zavier Leslie Cabarga American Zavier Leslie Cabarga is an illustrator, type and logo designer, and author of many books, including Progressive German Graphics, Dynamic Black and White Illustration, and The Logo, Font & Lettering Bible. As an illustrator, Zavier's work has appeared in New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on the covers of magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, National