|I love this cover graphic. As found on the shelf, the book has no words or graphics on the spine. It's just pure black.|
Gingercat and I stopped by our favorite used bookstore, Prosperos, and found this great Type Specimen Book. It was published by the Western Typesetting Company. There is no copyright or other date information and the price lists are missing from the inside cover sleeve. The one clue to the date is a 6 digit alphanumeric telephone number that would have been phased out in the 1950s.
|The address is in what is now the Quality Hill neighborhood in downtown Kansas City.|
A Google search turns up nothing other than the apparent fact that I got a really good deal on this book. Any information about the book or the manufacturer would be appreciated.
I also own an American Type Founders specimen book from the 1940s. I actually prefer the layout and organization of the Western book.
The cowboy theme continues throughout the book. It's pretty fun! I've posted a few samples. The Script selection is amazing.
|I want the Italic Swash type on a typewriter.|
|One of gingercat's friends was very happy to receive s sample of this typeface.|
|I am still a little obsessed with the blackletter fonts.|