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News to me: The Rea Irvin typeface descended from Allen Lewis

News to Me #2: A few years into my research for the as yet unpublished Peter Arno biography, I ran across some interesting material at The New York Public Library concerning "Journeys to Bagdad" a pamphlet of essays by Charles Brooks, first published in 1915. The pamphlet's letter form designed by Allen Lewis bears a striking similarity to the New Yorker typeface later developed by Rea Irvin. Take a look: http://www.abe.books.com/


posted February 14, 2008 4:30 pm




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