The Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection

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