John Lewis
Faber & Faber, London, 1990 (second edition); originally published 1962, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
11.2 x 9 inches, hardcover, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781851491162

Typographer and graphic designerJohn Lewis (1912–96) was a pioneer in the study of printed ephemera.

On 3 book lists
Gail Anderson

If you can dig up a used copy, it’s worth the investment. There are lots of books about wood type, Victorian design, and printing techniques, but the reissue of Lewis’s 1962 Printed Ephemera sets the standard.

Seymour Chwast

Small-format, mostly Victorian, examples of printed matter. Aggressive and elegant typography.

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