Additional Alphabets

I wrote last week about being given some items by a friend. She was clearing out her late husband’s study and wanted to find a good home for things she has no use for. I showed you lots of pens and nibs, and one set of stencils for a specific drafting pen, but I saved the other alphabetical goodies for this week.

These are small stencils designed for use with technical pens. The top one is by Koh-i-noor while the other four are from Staedtler. There were some larger stencils as well.

Several sizes of E-Z Letter plastic stencils.

One Stenso Lettering Guide.

There were Stenso Self-Sticking Letters, the amalgamated remains of several packages,

and punch-out letters for bulletin board use.

I don’t think my friend’s husband had used any of the patterned letters. I thought the following package might contain what was described on the outside, but it had more sheets of the orange Ready Letters.

Finally, along with some burnishing tools, there were these.

There are only twelve sets of the letters, so not a full alphabet.

I know someone who might want to have the last two items.If he does, and lets me know, I will mail them to him.

In other book arts news:

we made this posted recently about the St. Bride Library. If you are interested in typography and letterpress printing, you may find the article of interest.

The folks at St Bride had approached fourteen “artists, designers, writers, illustrators and musicians”, asking us to collaborate in pairs to create posters celebrating and highlighting “the rich and varied collections held within the St Bride Library and the building itself”.

If you are in London, you might visit the library. If you are not, you can purchase posters from the St. Bride Library online gift shop.


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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