Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Little Book
Of Typographic Ornament

The Little Book Of Typographic Ornament
The Little Book Of Typographic Ornament, by David Jury, is a guide to decorative borders, fleurons (ornamental symbols), and stock blocks (stereotyped pictures). According to the introduction: "This book offers a brief historic overview of typographic ornament and a generous number of examples, the earliest from about 1557 and the last from 2014."

There are over 700 examples, some of which have been tinted in different colours. Unfortunately, no dates or other details are provided. There are brief notes, though no bibliography. Jury's previous book, the excellent Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers, also includes examples of decorative printing elements.

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