Spécimen général de la Fonderie Amsterdam


Type, borders and ornament from the 700-page Spécimen général de la Fonderie Amsterdam, the type catalogue of the Amsterdam Type Foundry, from around 1915. The full title is LETTERPROEF DER LETTERGIETERIJ “AMSTERDAM”, VOORHEEN N. TETTERODE, SPECIMEN GENERAL DE LA FONDERIE “AMSTERDAM”, SUCCESSEUR DE N. TETTERODE.

I have only a few reproductions of pages, not the original book.

[picture: Lines and Leaves Page Border]

Lines and Leaves Page Border

This is a demonstration of how to use a repeating leaf ornament to make a border by combining it with metal rules (to draw straignt lines) and with what I take to be mushrooms in the corners. [more...] [$]