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Letterform Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library, museum, and educational institution dedicated to serving existing and potential practitioners, students, and admirers of the letter arts.


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by Peter Behrens
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Behrens Antiqua, a type specimen from Klingspor foundry. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
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The Treasure in the Forest From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Dwiggins Collection
Letterform Archive
by John D. Williams
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Gems of Penmanship calligraphy manual by Williams and Packard. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manual
Letterform Archive
by Ludwig and Mayer
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Hallo Kursiv, a type specimen by German foundry Ludwig and Mayer. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Genzsch and Heyse
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Heyse Antiqua, a type specimen from German type foundry Genzsch and Heyse. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
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Hebrew Calligraphy (alphabet) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Lloyd Reynolds
Letterform Archive
by Barnhart Bros. & Spindler
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Foundry Publications
Letterform Archive
by Vladimir Mayakovsky
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A book of poems written by Vladimir Mayakovsky and designed by El Lissitzky. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Russia 20th Century
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 37 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Ludwig and Mayer
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Dominante, a type specimen by German foundry Ludwig and Mayer. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
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Old English, Style D, Textura From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Ross George and Speedball Archive
Letterform Archive
by Genzsch Heyse
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Genzsch and Heyse's Ege Schmuck, a type specimen by German type foundry Genzsch Heyse. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
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Loose leafs with missing plates. Each plate printed in black ink and color. Cover is blue folded paper. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: 20th Century Frace
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 41 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Ludwig and Mayer
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Erbar-Grotesk, a type specimen by German Foundry Ludwig and Mayer. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Louis Oppenheim
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Die Lo Schriften, a type specimen from Berthold type foundry. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by William Morris
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The Nature of Gothic, by John Ruskin printed at Kelmscott Press From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: 20th Century United Kingdom
Letterform Archive
by Rudof Koch, designer
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Rudolf Koch was a German type designer and a master of lettering, calligraphy, typography and illustration.  This book, The Life of Jesus,  is based on Koch's collection of early Christian symbols published in 1932. Designs by Rudolf Koch and cut on wood by Trude von Guldenstubbe. From the collection of Letterform Archive. To schedule a visit, please click here.
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Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Woodcuts, Koch, Rudolf, 1876-1934.
Letterform Archive
by Ludwig and Mayer
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Domino, a type specimen by German foundry Ludwig and Mayer. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
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A high-resolution sampler for Piet Zwart ephemera
Topics: Piet Zwart, ephemera, graphic design
Letterform Archive
by Ludwig and Mayer
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Halbfette Federgrotesk, a type specimen by German foundry Ludwig and Mayer. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
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Loose sheets in hardcover. 19 chromolithographic prints. Cover measurement: 50 x 34 cm From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: 20th Century France
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Emigre 14 From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by John Wilcock
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A special blank issue of Other Scenes, an American counterculture newspaper. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Counterculture
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Westinghouse Graphics Identification Manual From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Identity Manuals
Letterform Archive
by Genzsch and Heyse
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Nero Kursiv, a type Specimen by Genzsch and Heyse. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Will Bradley
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Letterpress book with woodblock illustrations. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: 20th Century United States
Letterform Archive
by Wu Zhongxian
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70s Biweekly, a counterculture newspaper from Hong Kong. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Counterculture
Letterform Archive
by A.M. Cassandre
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Le Peignot, a typeface from foundry Deberny and Peignot. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Microfilm cards envelope, "lightbuttons series with slight flare" From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Aaron Marcus
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(Helvetica Bold Type Specimen) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Martin Venezky
Letterform Archive
by Willem de Ridder
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Aloha no. 20, a Dutch counterculture newspaper. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Counterculture
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: 20th Century United States
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Emigre Magazine 5 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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CCA Craftforward: Hanging Tag From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Mark Fox and Angie Wang Collection
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Emigre Magazine 6 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Nicolas Jarry
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Prières Devotes Du Chrestien, a manuscript on vellum, with illustrations throughout. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Antiquarian
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Foundational Hand, Edward Johnston (alphabet) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Lloyd Reynolds
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by Unattributed
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Persian manuscript, story of Yusuf and Zulaikha by Jami. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Antiquarian
Letterform Archive
by Jan Van de Velde
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17th Century Dutch writing manual English title translation: Mirror of the writing arts, in which are shown varied scripts with their foundations and instruction, edited by Jan van den Velde" From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manual
Letterform Archive
by Emigre, Rudy VanderLans, Zuzana Licko
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Emigre Magazine 11 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topics: Emigre Archives, Periodical
Letterform Archive
by R.K. Joshi
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Multi-linguascriptic chart by designer of Windows Indian fonts; India's 15 character sets for official languages. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Calligraphy
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 35 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
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English bound type specimen of wood letters and decorative motifs. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Will Bradley
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: 20th Century United States
Letterform Archive
by Allen Cohen
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San Francisco Oracle, a counterculture newspaper (last issue). From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Counterculture
Letterform Archive
by April Greiman
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Periodical
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The Gift of the Magic Staff From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Dwiggins Collection
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Emigre 29 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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Split Script 1/2 Uppercase From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Ross George and Speedball Archive
Letterform Archive
by Thomas Ingmire
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The Poem One Day by Jack Hirschmann, calligraphy by Thomas Ingmire. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Calligraphy
Letterform Archive
by Genzsch and Heyse
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Genzsch Antiqua, a type specimen from German foundry Genzsch and Heyse. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
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Emigre Magazine 1 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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A high-resolution sampler of branding guidelines and visual identity systems. From the collection of Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please click here .
Topics: graphic design, identity
Letterform Archive
by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 38 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
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by Rudy VanderLans
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Emigre issue 66 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
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The Complete Commercial Artist Vol. 15, a Japanese graphic arts periodical. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Periodicals
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Emigre Magazine 4 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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by Alfred Roller
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1903 special issue calendar from Ver Sacrum Magazine. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Austria
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Eurostile Eurostile Eurostile From the collection of Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please click here.  
Topic: Type Ephemera
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Lehmann Stamp (Circle Embossed Gold) From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Lehmann Labels
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Emigre 56 From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Emigre Archives
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From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Reference
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A Program for the New Whitney Museum of American Art From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Elaine Lustig Cohen
Letterform Archive
by G.I. Becker
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Writing manual in blue cloth binding and embossed gold lettering. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manual
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Yale University Press letterhead: light blue From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Paul Rand Collection
Letterform Archive
by Johann Gottfried Weber
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Weber's Penman Art , instructional calligraphy book From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing Manuals
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Emigre Magazine 10 From the collection of  Letterform Archive.  To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
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Topic: Alvin Lustig
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by Benjamin Krebs
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Softcover bound specimen featuring cyrillic types. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Gujarati Type Foundry
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Hardcover bound type specimen featuring English, Sanskrit, and Urdu typefaces. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Type Specimen
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Emigre 13 From the collection of  Letterform Archive . To schedule a visit, please  click here.
Topic: Emigre Archives
Letterform Archive
by Genzsch and Heyse
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Hamburger Druckschrift, a type specimen from German foundry Genzsch and Heyse. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.   
Topic: Type Specimen
Letterform Archive
by Platt Rogers Spencer
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Brown leather bound writing manual with advertising as endpapers. From the collection of  Letterform Archive .  To schedule a visit, please  click here.  
Topic: Writing manual
Letterform Archive
by Jan Van de Velde
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Frayed with calvs leather fully re-bound book in landscape format; cropped pages with missing endpapers; 42 page letterpress introduction. 38 pages of intaglio prints and letterpress discussion. Full text from title page: Spieghel der Schrijfkonste, in den welcken ghesien worden veelderhande Gheschriften met hare Fondementen ende onderrichtinghe utghegeven (uitgegeven, uytghegeven?) door Jan van den Velde English title translation: Mirror of the writing arts, in which are shown varied scripts...
Topic: Writing Manual