Andrew Romano

Title page from The Tables of the Law by Thomas Mann (1945). Design by Paul Rand. To quote J.P. Williams:



One of my favorites. a tour de force of asymmetrical typography. don’t forget the year is 1945 and check out the vertical type of the date. also keep in mind this is metal type. this book is printed with letterpress—metal type. which means the title page would have be laid out by hand. no polymer plates then.

Title page from The Tables of the Law by Thomas Mann (1945). Design by Paul Rand. To quote J.P. Williams:

One of my favorites. a tour de force of asymmetrical typography. don’t forget the year is 1945 and check out the vertical type of the date. also keep in mind this is metal type. this book is printed with letterpress—metal type. which means the title page would have be laid out by hand. no polymer plates then.

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