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vintage lettering books and stencil set - 1940s-1960s

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vintage lettering books and stencil set from the 1940s-1960s
full of beautiful examples of fonts and instructions for hand lettering
with brush, pen and pencil - you will receive one copy of each:

1 - Lettering with Brush and Pen by Walter T. Foster (publish date unknown)
1 - Script and Manuscript Lettering - Charles P. Bluemlein for Higgins Ink Co., Inc. ©1945
1 - STENSO Stencil Lettering Guide by Dennison - Roman ½", 1 card set No. 20-012 ©1966

Condition: The booklets have mild rubbing along the edges and a little wear at the corners. The stencil set has been used but still in good shape including the original glassine envelope.

The pages of alphabets could be framed for wall display or used for instruction or collage projects.

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Walter T. Foster painted signs, sold hog medicine, performed in a stage act and invented the postage-stamp vending machine. Foster then turned to publishing. The "how to" art books he wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, and shipped on his own soon grew in popularity, and Foster became well known for proving that anyone can learn to draw. Today the Walter Foster Publishing company carries on the tradition, developing books and kits that encourage creativity and spark imaginations.

Charles P. Bluemleim is known in calligraphy circles for a series of of script alphabets (in this 1944 booklet) published by the Higgins Ink Company of Brooklyn, New York in order to promote their inks. Bluemleim designed the alphabets after long experience and close study of the possibilities of injecting character and personality into script. Bluemlein would ask friends for their signatures then study the most outstanding of these seeking unusual manipulations of the pen and relationship of lines and curves which gave them character. He interpreted the signatures, changed, organized and embellished them into a series of 32 script alphabets.

vintage lettering books and stencil set - 1940s-1960s