Dimension abc : Wood type specimens

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Dimensions Abc – This is a promotional piece from 1966 for a new paper produced by Simpson Lee paper company called Talisman. They chose wood type to compliment the texture of the paper. I love the layout and the ink is laid on here thicker then maple syrup. Looks like its part of a series since its labeled volume #9 winter 1966-1967.

The paper companies during this time period (late 1940s-mid 1960s) were cranking out some incredible pieces. Just look at the work Bradbury Thompson was creating for Westvaco, Marquandt paper’s - Design and paper series (including Erik Nitsche and Ladislav Sutnar) as well as Champion papers’ Imagination series. I will be posting some of these in the weeks to come.

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That ampersand in the third pic is incredible.

I absolutely love that piece.

Absolutely wonderful. Just the inspiration I was looking for!

Love ink and woodtype!

The wide slab serif font looks like this great new revival I found that just came out on MyFonts:

http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/victory/mcm-hellenic-wide/

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