Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types by Rob Roy Kelly
The first and most authoritative history of wood type in the United States has been reissued in paperback. Long out of print, the book is still regarded by scholars and designers as an invaluable resource for a rich legacy of typographic art. The book features a new foreword exploring the renewal of interest in the subject among designers, graphic artists, letterpress printers, and typographers.
See the listings on the Composing Room page for the appropriate Sterling Toggle Hooks and key that are required to use these bases. When plates are ordered (quarter inch thick, or .250")for use on these bases, advise your photoengraver that the plate will be used on a Sterling Honeycomb base and they will saw the appropriate bevel on each side of the plate. Magnesium or copper plates may be used that will provide the best base and sharpest image for letterpress.
Price is $41.00 each, or what we call the Paul Moxon special that is 3 crescents for $100.00 as he recommends having spare crescents on hand for emergencies. See the next item following this entry to order the Moxon special of 3 crescents rather than one crescent.
Gerald Lange is the proprietor and founder (1975) of The Bieler Press, a small printing and publishing firm that specialized in studio letterpress, typographic design, and the publication of finely-printed limited edition books and related matter. He is also the former Master Printer at the USC Fine Arts Press.
In 1991, Lange was selected as the first recipient of the prestigious Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. His publications have also won awards from the Type Directors Club, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, among other distinctions.
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