Alphabet Collecting 4

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.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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