The Penrose Annual 1965, volume 58 – Review of the graphic arts

The annual The Review of the Graphic Arts:- The Penrose Annual Volume 58, 1965

Edited by Herbert Spencer, the renowned British designer, editor, writer, photographer and teacher. Spencer taught typography at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1949 to 1955. In 1966 he became a senior research fellow in the print research department of the Royal College of Art; he was a professor of graphic arts there from 1978 until 1985. In 1949 Spencer founded Typographica, a design and visual arts journal. He was editor of all the thirty-two issues published, in two series of sixteen issues each, from 1949 until it closed in 1967. He also designed and wrote for it. Between 1964 and 1973 Spencer was also editor of The Penrose Annual.

Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1965

The advertising section at the back is particularly interesting with some incredible graphic design of the era.

Numerous colour and black and white illustrations, photographs, tip-ins and plates and essays on Fashion in Typography, Norman Parkinson’s photography,  Perfumed Printing Inks, the Revolution in 3D printing (including a tip-in of an original holographic image from 1965), Type in Art, Magnetic inks, and including fascinating adverts of the period for Spicers Paper, GF Smith paper etc.

Hardcover with paper dust jacket.

Good condition: All inner pages in good clean condition, a handwritten inscription on the endpaper, cover dust jacket shows signs of age with damage to edges and torn on the back (see photos).

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See also – our other Penrose Annual listings.

Approx £26.67 Inclusive of VAT (eg UK) if applicable / $41



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