Saturday, February 16, 2013

Typography: Chop Suey

Photo-Lettering’s One Line Manual of Styles

Stereo Types by Paul Shaw

Flower Drum Song
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957
Theater adaptation, links 1 and 2
Film adaptation, links 1 and 2 and 3 (video)

“Chop Suey” lyrics

The Chinese Lunar New Year 4711is the year of the snake.

(Next post on Monday: My Name Is Paris)


  1. Hi Alex -

    Thanks for sharing the vintage stuff. Found a typeface here that I need to re-create an old piece. If you have a full specimen for Shanghai 2700 2n that would be awesome. Otherwise, I can extract some of what I need from your jpg. Missing letters I need are C I K U Z.

    Appreciate your time.

    - Scott