Like a Velvet Letter Engraved in Steel
The lettering on the Steinweiss record sleeve in the previous post reminds me of George J. Becker’s “Velvet Letter”, from his book Ornamental Penmanship. The 1876 primer was reprinted in 1993 by Dover and curiously retitled Ornamental Calligraphy, perhaps because the publisher had already reissued Thomas Tomkins book of the same name. But more about Tommy Tomkins later.

Posted Thursday April 2, 2009