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    1. Albert-Jan Pool 38 months ago | reply

      Many of the lettering styles in this book from the Speedball Text Book by Ross F. George from 1957 show similarities to those of the phototype setting houses of Photo Lettering Inc. and Visual Graphics Corporation. Photolettering was founded by Edward Rondthaler in New York in 1936, VGC produced the Phototypositor machine and was founded in 1964. It would be very interesting to see how lettering manuals such as the Speedball Text Book had an influence on the typefaces by the phototype setting houses and vice versa.

    2. Albert-Jan Pool 38 months ago | reply

      Especially because the 13th Edition seems to be from 1938 …

    3. NJW1958 38 months ago | reply

      I actually had this set of pen and tips. I may still have it tucked away somewhere as I don't remember getting rid of it. Always handy to have a book on how to use something as it was meant to be used. :)

    4. ja cour 38 months ago | reply

      I've got this book! Haven't seen it in years, though. It was my dad's originally and he gave it to me when I started showing an interest in lettering. How cool!!

    5. coolquietone 32 months ago | reply

      i have this exact 17th edition book anyone interested in it?

    6. Elaine GS 23 months ago | reply

      coolquietone, yes, I'm interested.

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