For the month of January, celebrated designer David Pearson has taken over the twitter account and sharing some printed gems.
Thank you David. A wonderful collection.
View them here:
1/31 Bright, bustling and with bags of character. Prince of Wales Theatre playbills, printed using large-scale chromatic wood type (1887–8)
2/31 Notgeld (German emergency currency issued during the interwar period). This set is from Itzehoe, with artwork by Wenzel Hablik (1921)
3/31 Overprinting with purpose. Original three-sheet film poster, 1972 (artist unknown)
4/31 Print as newsreel. Vu magazine (copies shown here range from 1932–40). ‘The text explains, the photo proves’ was the Vu motto.
5/31 The Book of Bread (1903), featuring tipped-in silver gelatin prints and chromolithographic plates of actual-sized loaves.
6/31 I do love a fat trap. Vivaldi: Concertos and Sonatas, Volume II. Record cover artwork by Alvin Lustig (1953).
7/31 Pages from ‘an occasional periodical’ UP AND DOWN (1962), featuring a photomontage by Jane Benham and Derek Coutts.
8/31 SABENA (Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne) luggage labels. Artist unknown. Printed by Morjos Gand, 1959.
9/31 Ten overlaid neon inks used to explosive effect. Zumtobel Group annual report, 2012. Designed by Brighten the Corners and Anish Kapoor.
10/31 Lithuanian matchbox labels encouraging fire safety (1960s). Artist unknown.
11/31 To prepare postal workers for decimalisation, training stamps were issued using the same colours and values as upcoming sets (1971).
12/31 Bookplates by Russian wood engraver Anatolii Kalashnikov (created between 1960 and 1990).
13/31 Dark meets light and formality meets flair. Page layouts by the peerless Willy Fleckhaus for German magazine Twen (1959–70).
14/31 The evolution of a Stephen Russ artwork (Penguin Books, 1964).
15/31 (Not sure of the correct name for these so…) Perforated parchment paper pin prick pattern guides (for piping).
16/31 When author becomes illustrator becomes typesetter. Alfred Wainwright’s guides to the Lakeland Fells (7 books, made between 1955–66).
17/31 The watercolour paintings of Jonathan Edwards (also available as prints).
18/31. Kurt Rowland’s course in visual and tactile education (teaching guides and work books), published by Ginn & Company, London, 1968–71.
19/31. The Jean Berté watercolour printing process, which transposes metal printing plates with rubber, and oil-based inks with water (’30s).
20/31. Engravings taken from John Thomas Smith’s ‘Vagabondiana’ (1817). Dignified portraits of itinerant traders and the urban dispossessed.
21/31. ‘Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts’ (1921–24). Cover artists include Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, and László Moholy-Nagy.
22/31. The University of Washington’s digital collection of decorative papers: http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/search/collection/dp
23/31. Lux-Lesebogen, the bi-weekly encyclopedic magazine for young people (published between 1946–64). Cover designs by Karlheinz Dobsky.
24/31. Scraperboard illustrations by Joe McLaren.
25/31. Stefan Jellinek’s ‘Electrical Protection in 132 Pictures’, 1931 (via the flickr album of Bre Pettis: https://t.co/FPyFzVWTId)
26/31. A history of Hungarian poster art. Budapest Poster Gallery: http://budapestposter.com . Forthcoming auction: https://new.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/98904
27/31. How to make the most of a single, solidly-printed colour. Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, via http://www.girlwithbeads.co.uk/blog/?month=june-2014&view=calendar
28/31. ‘The Bauhaus mistook legibility for communication, (it’s a man’s world).’ Phil Baines’s letterpress printed BA dissertation (1985).
29/31. Wood engravings by Lyonel Feininger (1918), a leading exponent of Expressionism and the 1st faculty appointment at the Bauhaus (1919).
30/31. The flickr set of Florian Hardwig. An extensive collection of photos celebrating lettering in the environment https://www.flickr.com/photos/hardwig/albums
31/31. Signing off with these blind embossed beauties. Thank you for indulging me this month. Stay tuned for more world-class print. DP