I remember being a kid and spending hours with a calligraphy set I got as a present the one year, meticulously crafting each line, each ascender and each descender. I reckon I got pretty good at it too. I can't seem to find that book, but I did recently rediscover this lettering book that belonged my grandfather on my mother's side. I can't remember whn this was given to me and I don't own too much of either of my grandfather's stuff, so this is a keepsake for me. It feels that if I own something that was his, I have a little more than a memory of a man I wish I'd gotten to know a little better.

Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got, till it's gone - Joni Mitchell


fathima said...

I love old books, this one looks amazing. All the better because of the sentimental value, of course. Hand lettering is such a skill.
I've got an illustration book that was my great-grandfathers... Maybe I should do a response post about it :)

JP.Brouard said...

Lettering is such a skill. These days we just pick something from Fontbook or Suitcase and Bam! You should definitely do a repost!

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

love this. such a fine piece with history!

Freshly Found said...

Lovely book. I have collected a cuple of similar ones on my travels and value them so much!

angie said...

this book looks amazing.
i love typography, it makes me so happy.
keep it safe friend and if you see me coming, run!