Wednesday, October 26, 2011

James Puckett / The Autograph of Beatrice Warde

James Puckett
The Autograph of Beatrice Warde
January 21st, 2011

Last semester I was lucky to have Brenda Becker, a New York book artist, as a student. Typography and book arts run in Brenda’s family; Beatrice Warde was her aunt. Brenda has a collection of Beatrice Warde’s belongings and kindly lent me this piece, Concerning Some Words by Beatrice Warde & Types by Varied Hands. It contains selections from Warde’s essays laid out by designers including W. A. Dwiggins and Bruce Rogers, printed by John Anderson at the Pickering Press in New Jersey, 1953. This particular copy is especially nice because it was autographed by Warde inside the front cover.

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