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The Alphabet Album

Illustration // Thursday, 22 Sep 2011
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Joseph Balthazar Silvestre's "Alphabet-album," published in 1843, is a collection of decorative alphabets that, although admittedly steeped in the over-elaborate aesthetic of the 19th century, contains the essential seeds of 20th century design. Filled with calligraphic flourishes and intricate details, even modern eyes will find this collection captivating.

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