From the Publisher: A wonderbook of typography, graphics, and symbols. . . . Eccentric alphabets, emblems, and logos discovered in avant-garde modernist publications and other curious sources. Hundreds of examples of graphic ephemera . . . Special features include an amazing alphabet, circa 1926, created from photographs of a dancing woman; original test-types for opticians charts; pages from sign artists manuals; and coolly elegant designs from fin de siècle French, German, Italian, and Czech journals.