We need to learn more about Nicolete Gray. Every time we’ve got some design-related question, she’s written a book or article that covers whatever we need covering. Anyway, this classic work, originally published in 1938 was revised for this 1976 edition in a larger format. And bigger is better. (Or, as a former client used to say, Size is money.) Devoted to this brilliant initial period in the history of display typography, it covers nineteenth-century layouts and includes a chapter about American type design by Ray Nash. A tremendous resource.
- Author: Nicolete Gray
- Contributor: Ray Nash
- Size: 8.5 × 10.875 inches
- Pages: 250
- Binding: Hardcover
- Condition: The book itself is totally fine. The jacket is good but has a few marks and scuffs. It looks like some dummy almost sliced through the front when unsealing the box it was first shipped in—but that was really the fault of whoever packed it. (Incidentally, that knife incident did not happen here. We’ve not made that mistake since our twenty-first birthday.) We’ve got the jacket in protective mylar so it looks shiny and sharp.
- Publisher: University of California Press, 1976