My alphabet collection has grown again. I received two alphabet-based gifts for Christmas, and last Friday I bought a stencil book, so here they all are.
One of the Christmas presents was a set of magnets:
I’m not a huge fan of fridge magnets. I do, however, own a metal bulletin board. Perhaps I can do something with short bits of text on that. I have already entertained myself trying to pick out which letters are from the same font, and I was delighted to learn the French word for ‘magnet’!
The other Christmas present (from the same person) was a book of cross-stitch patterns which includes a number of alphabets. I am not sure where my friend found this, but it is copyright1991 Meredith Corporation, and the samples were worked with DMC yarns. Since I am increasingly interested in using stitching as an element in my work, this collection could prove to be quite useful. (It will save me at least a little time with pencil and graph paper!)
The book I bought last Friday (in a real bookstore) is published by Batsford (2014, ISBN 978-1-84994-166-2) and contains 8 fonts (plus several pages of dingbats and graphics) all designed by Jeffrey N. Levine.
Batsford has also published a mini alphabet stencil book.
You can read about it here.
If you are interested in Jeff Levine’s digital stencil fonts, you can find them on his MyFonts site.