A Brief Visual History of Vintage Typographic Scripts
Scripts: Elegant Lettering From Design's Golden Age is a stunning, sentimental book on fonts that resemble handwriting
"We started gathering materials for the book by just going through the shelves of my studio: the stunningly timeless black, white and red St. Raphael enamel sign, French button cards, type specimen books and of course my albums of sign photos. While many of the selections were obvious, some were serendipitous: For example, while teaching a summer masters workshop in Venice, two of my students gave me a composition book they had unearthed from a recycling bin on the Grand Canal. It was from 1923 with verses written in perfect Italian school children's penmanship." ~ Louise Fili
At once sentimental and visionary, Scripts is a living capsule of the near-forgotten beauty and allure of vintage lettering, but also of books themselves—lavish, vibrant, tactile, with lush typography winking at you from the page in come-hither seduction like the screen never could.
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Images courtesy of Felt & Wire