Monday, June 11, 2012

Alphabets: Dan X. Solo

April 29, 1928 – May 15, 2012

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I have four of Dan X. Solo’s books, Art Nouveau Display Alphabets, Circus Alphabets, Condensed Alphabets, and Victorian Display Alphabets. When I wanted to photostat an alphabet, sometimes it was a chore to make the page level because the book, in some instances, did not lie flat. So, I used an X-acto knife to cut off the book’s spine, then used a three-hole punch on the pages, and put the pages into a binder. I used some of the wood type alphabets, from his books, on one of my Christmas cards.

(Next Monday: Wood type and the Morgan Press)