• An essay on the forgotten art of the punchcutter 1965 :: USA :: R. Hunter Middleton An essay that was published as a keepsake alongside a talk given by R. Hunter Middleton to the School of Library Service of the University of California at Los...

    1965 :: USA :: R. Hunter Middleton

    An essay that was published as a keepsake alongside a talk given by R. Hunter Middleton to the School of Library Service of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

    • Language: English

  • Graphic design USA 11 1990 :: New York :: American Institute of Graphic Arts The AIGA graphic design annual for 1990. It shows the best designers in American graphic design from the period. It shows off the year’s most significant designs, and also...

    1990 :: New York :: American Institute of Graphic Arts

    The AIGA graphic design annual for 1990. It shows the best designers in American graphic design from the period. It shows off the year’s most significant designs, and also contains the winners of the American Institute of Graphic Design’s 1990 awards.

    • Language: English
    • Publishers: American Institute of Graphic Arts and Watson-Guptill Publications
    • Designer: Anthonhy Russell
    • Associate Designer: Barbara Nieminen
    • Production Coordinator: Brian Stanlake
    • Writers: Steven Heller, Chuck Byrne, and Philip B. Meggs

  • Spartan Family 1953 :: New Jersey :: American Type Founders A type specimen for ATF’s Spartan Family. Spartan was designed as a response to the popularity of Futura.
• Language: English

    1953 :: New Jersey :: American Type Founders

    A type specimen for ATF’s Spartan Family. Spartan was designed as a response to the popularity of Futura.

    • Language: English

  • Type by Detroit Type Foundry 1951 :: Detroit :: Detroit Type Foundry A type specimen booklet for the Detroit Type Foundry. It includes an index of types alongside a price list for each font size, from 6pt to 72pt.
• Language: English

    1951 :: Detroit :: Detroit Type Foundry

    A type specimen booklet for the Detroit Type Foundry. It includes an index of types alongside a price list for each font size, from 6pt to 72pt.

    • Language: English

  • Hawaii Travel Poster 1969 :: Contenential Airlines This travel poster features a Hawaiian surfer wearing a pink lei and red swim trunks. The bright colours and distinct black lines are very typical of the psychadelic posters of it’s period.
•...

    1969 :: Contenential Airlines

    This travel poster features a Hawaiian surfer wearing a pink lei and red swim trunks. The bright colours and distinct black lines are very typical of the psychadelic posters of it’s period.

    • Language: English

  • Apple human interface guidelines 1987 :: Reading, Massachusetts :: Apple Computers This book outlines the UX/UI guidelines for how a Macintosh program look and behave. This edition defines the rules for the Apple Desktop Interface on the original...

    1987 :: Reading, Massachusetts :: Apple Computers

    This book outlines the UX/UI guidelines for how a Macintosh program look and behave. This edition defines the rules for the Apple Desktop Interface on the original Macintosh computers as well as the Apple II.

    • Language: English
    • Publisher: Addison-Wesley

  • Let’s Make B for Bennett 1953 :: The Typophiles :: Warren Chappell A booklet by illustrator and type designer Warren Chappell, published by “Friends of Paul Bennett” (dated 1953-12-03), sketching the process of traditional type punchcutting using a...

    1953 :: The Typophiles :: Warren Chappell

    A booklet by illustrator and type designer Warren Chappell, published by “Friends of Paul Bennett” (dated 1953-12-03), sketching the process of traditional type punchcutting using a counterpunch. The treatment is correct and well illustrated, but exceedingly brief. A portion of the print run was distributed, at Bennett’s request, as Monograph 40 of The Typophiles.

    • Language: English

  • California Type Foundry Price List [and] Specimens 1947 :: San Francisco :: California Type Foundry Specimen book by the California Type Foundry (San Francisco). This was a 20th century typefoundry (“since 1941”) not to be confused with the 19th...

    1947 :: San Francisco :: California Type Foundry

    Specimen book by the California Type Foundry (San Francisco). This was a 20th century typefoundry (“since 1941”) not to be confused with the 19th century typefoundry of the same name. This specimen is undated, but contains a price increase stamp effective April 1, 1947. The typefaces shown are primarily Lanston Monotype faces.

    • Language: English

  • Corona 1951 :: Linotype Company A specimen of the typeface Corona by Linotype. It was part of the Legibility Group series of newspaper types by Linotype and developed by their in-house design team. The lead type designer on this project was Chauncey...

    1951 :: Linotype Company

    A specimen of the typeface Corona by Linotype. It was part of the Legibility Group series of newspaper types by Linotype and developed by their in-house design team. The lead type designer on this project was Chauncey H. Griffith, who was also known for his work on Bell Gothic.

    • Language: English

  • Trademarks & Symbols Vol. 1: Alphabetical Designs 1973 :: New York :: Yasaburō Kuwayama Volume 1 of 2 of Kuwayama’s comprehensive book of trademarks and symbols from all over the world.
• Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
• Language: English

    1973 :: New York :: Yasaburō Kuwayama

    Volume 1 of 2 of Kuwayama’s comprehensive book of trademarks and symbols from all over the world.

    • Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
    • Language: English

  • Trademarks & Symbols Vol. 2: Symbolical Designs 1973 :: New York :: Yasaburō Kuwayama Volume 2 of 2 of Kuwayama’s comprehensive book of trademarks and symbols from all over the world.
• Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
• Language: English

    1973 :: New York :: Yasaburō Kuwayama

    Volume 2 of 2 of Kuwayama’s comprehensive book of trademarks and symbols from all over the world.

    • Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
    • Language: English

  • This is Material Design 2014 :: Google An introduction booklet to Google’s Material design language.
• Language: English
• Sent in by David Allin Reese (@Davallree)

    2014 :: Google

    An introduction booklet to Google’s Material design language.

    • Language: English
    • Sent in by David Allin Reese (@Davallree)

  • Ergonomics Handbook 1989 :: New York :: IBM A reference book for IBM employees. It set standards for them like optimal keyboard height, proper posture, lighting, etc,. There is a name written in marker on the front cover that doesn’t appear to be...

    1989 :: New York :: IBM

    A reference book for IBM employees. It set standards for them like optimal keyboard height, proper posture, lighting, etc,. There is a name written in marker on the front cover that doesn’t appear to be original (unfortunately I wasn’t able to verify), but the interior spreads are clean.

    • Language: English

  • Palm Springs Travel Poster 1970 :: USA :: American Airlines This wonderful midcentury modern image comes from a vintage American Airlines travel poster for sunny Palm Springs, California.
• Language: English

    1970 :: USA :: American Airlines

    This wonderful midcentury modern image comes from a vintage American Airlines travel poster for sunny Palm Springs, California.

    • Language: English

  • IBM Selectric Composer Type Style Portfolio 1970 :: USA :: IBM This is a catalog of fonts available for the IBM Selectric Composer electric typewriter. It uses interesting ‘font balls’ that allow the user to swap out the font that they are using for...

    1970 :: USA :: IBM

    This is a catalog of fonts available for the IBM Selectric Composer electric typewriter. It uses interesting ‘font balls’ that allow the user to swap out the font that they are using for their typewriter.

    • Language: English

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