Neue Schriftblätter (George Lepple)


These lettering sheets featuring hand-drawn alphabets and practical applications are part of a long tradition of forms made for stealing and adapting. They show ideal roman and blackletter forms (as idealized by Georg Lepple) and then shows them in use in a variety of make-believe scenarios. With seven (of eight) alphabets begging to be digitized—for what purpose, we don’t know, but you can worry about that later. WorldCat shows only two copies in Rhode Island and nowhere else in the United States. Exceedingly rare. 

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  • Lettering: George Lepple
  • Size: 10 × 13.75 inches
  • Pages: 23 (of 25) loose sheets 
  • Binding: Portfolio
  • Language: German
  • Condition: The folder is a little worn, stained, and discolored (but it looks badass). Missing plate 5 (Delicate Slanted Writing) and plate 19 (Exhibition Lettering). Some sheets foxed and soiled.
  • Publisher: Verlag Julius Hoffmann, no date, but we’ve seen this dated as 1928 and 1931. So, old.