Friday, July 28, 2017

Practical Letter Book

Practical Letter Book
author: J. H. Kaemmerer
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.57
book published:
rating: 4
read at: 2017/07/28
date added: 2017/07/28
shelves: non-fiction
'Practical Letter Book' by J. H. Kaemmerer is a historic collection of 140 different lettering plates first published in 1911. The book was for sign painters and show card writers.

There is a pretty good introduction written and the different plates are introduced. Topics like spacing and centering are brought up. Having done some hand lettering myself, these notes are very useful. Then follows 140 plates showing different styles from English to Gothic to Dutch block letters. There are Hebrew, German, and Roman as well. Many of the plates are full alphabet, and many include sample logos written using the lettering.

I'm a font and hand lettering fan, so getting a chance to look through this collection was fun and a bit inspiring. There are some great looking classic alphabets here, and this would make a good resource for hand letterers today.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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