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A page from the 1927 edition of Samuel Welo’s 233-page Studio Handbook, a type and design book in which every page was hand-lettered by Welo. Many of the pages remind me of dialogue cards from silent films, which makes sense given the era. The whole handlettered aesthetic, though, also brings to mind a line from book-cover-designer Chip Kidd in which he and another designer agree something to the effect of “Computers and graphics software are wonderful tools, but no designer should be allowed to use then before age 40.”

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from “The Best Type Book with No Typesetting,” by Gene Gable, CreativePro.com, 21 August 2008 :: via xBlog

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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