The Poster Boy


A special case of mortised element
is this two-piece vignette —
variable in its vertical dimensions —
from «Stilprof från Berlingska
Stilgjuteri Aktiebolaget, Lund»
(Sweden, c. 1898).


The Illimitable Border

The self-evidently named «Illimitable Border.» displayed in H. W. Caslon & Co.’s 1915 «Specimens of Types & Borders and Illustrated Catalogue of Printers’ Joinery and Materials» consists of 39 combinable units — a dot matrix design on a 4 × 4 grid — enabling the compositor to form pixel-like decoration of varying complexity. The catalogue showcases a selection of these inexhaustible permutations aside the respective elements in use.

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