Lettering Books
The continuously expanding library of sign, show card and lettering books belonging to sign painter and pinstriper, Rodney Vicik of Red Rocket Signs. Although many of these titles are rare and collectible, I have them because of the wealth of knowledge they contain and because they provide a source of inspiration for font and sign design. I am a craftsman always trying to become better at what I do and these books though out of print are by no means out of date. Each has added something to my knowledge of proper letter form and function. Some of these books were acquired at bargain prices while others required a considerable investment. My quest for sign related books and ephemera has resulted in the development of a growing network of rare and out of print book dealers whose inventory I constantly search for titles I would like to have. And when all else fails there is my daily canvas of ebay's offerings. If you too are a hopeless typeaholic, but find the cost of attaining early editions to be prohibitive, you can always search Amazon.com and ebay for newer printings of these old books. Dover is one of several book publishers who is constantly reprinting older titles in paperback form at a fraction of the cost of these early editions. Happy hunting!
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