A set of the Penrose Annual, volumes 48 (1954), 52 (1958), 61 (1968), 62 (1969), 65 (1972), and 66 (1973).
$120 US, delivery extra.
Duplicates from the Shinnstitute library that need a good home. A fair amount of content in these trade annuals concerns type, and of course they are nicely printed with all kinds of paper stock and special techniques (letterpress, spot colour, foil stamping, embossing etc.).
Here are some of the more type-relevant features, one from each annual:
1954. van Krimpen drawings for Spectrum
1958. Slogan typeface, trade ad, black with two spot colors
1968. Tschichold drawings for Sabon. Note unitization values and sidebearings.
1969. Optical letter spacing, David Kindersley
1972. Article on Henry van de Velde, notable for a reproduction (bottom right) of a setting using the 1926 Futura (with the 3-sides-of-a-square /n etc.)
1973. Ben Shahn article (left), Walter Tracy article (right)
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