(Type Specimens).
  • Charlottesville, VA: (Virginia Arts of the Book Center), 2015.

Price: $35.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 132857

Printed in conjuntion with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Virginia Arts of the Book Center. Introduction, table of contents, do's-and-don'ts, and introduction to various printing terminology and design. Index at the end.

Speaking in Faces, a project begun at VABC in 2004 by Johanna Drucker with VABC artists, will become a unique specimen book, a creative resource for exploring letterpress printing, typography, and the treasures of our large and unique moveable type collection. VABC holds cases of Baskerville, Bernhard, Bodoni, Caslon, Garamond, Goudy, Franklin, Kennerly, Lydian, Spartan, and Stymie faces, among a diversity of other display fonts, dingbats, and wood type.

The VABC collection (at more than 325 cases) is the largest collection of moveable type accessible to artists in Virginia; it is also among the largest collections in the Mid-Atlantic.Yet printers and artists who come to use the studio's type lack a basic resource to see printed letter forms at work and play--no simple way to pick one face from a crowd! This book displays all of the type used at the Virginia Center of the Book, a non-profit organization found to help promote the book-arts in Charlottesville, Virginia.