In Illustration: The Alphabet Album

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 22, 2011
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.

The Alphabet Album

Illustration // Thursday, September 22, 2011
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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