We were taught that wood type was best used in the fireplace. But this book is making us question that lesson. The Rob Roy Kelly Wood Type Collection is a comprehensive collection of wood type manufactured and used for printing in nineteenth-century America. Comprising nearly 150 typefaces of various sizes and styles, it was amassed by noted design educator and historian Rob Roy Kelly starting in 1957. Although Kelly himself published a 1969 book on wood type and nineteenth-century typographic history, there has been little written about the creation of the wood type forms, the collection, or Kelly. This book solves that problem beautifully.
- Author: David Shields
- Size: 9.7 × 12 inches
- Pages: 408
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: University of Texas Press, 2022