24 June 2018

Fred Ullmer Wood Type Specimen Book

Inside the main specimen book (1924) were loose pamphlets etc....whether later additions / alterations I'm not sure? They contained an interesting cinema / theatre heading wood block service.

Front / back



 Below is the Stephenson Blake Specimen book (1964) - also containing theatre / cinema related wood blocks in the form of borders (maybe just by name rather than by intended use by the 60's)

If you're interested in wood type, looking at old playbills / posters & ephemera is a great way of learning about how they were used effectively. 

If you have or see a Fred Ullmer Cinema/theatre heading wood block / or print sample please send a photo my way

Some links to playbill / posters related info / pictures - 

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