Posts tagged typography

Employee’s fingers autocorrected with mirrored text. 

Throughout An Exact Narrative of Many Surprizing Matters of Fact Uncontestably Wrought By an Evil Spirit or Spirits, In the House of Master Jan Smagge (1709). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 10, 2009.

The author becomes a text: pasted-in portrait, clipped from a newspaper. 

From the front matter of The Purgatory of Suicides: A Prison-Rhyme by Thomas Cooper (1850). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 6, 2006.

Text photographed through both sides of a hole in the page.

From p. 1-2 of A Hue and Cry After Conscience: or, The Pilgrims Progress by Candle-light by John Dunton (1681). Original from Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines). Digitized September 14, 2010.

The famed marbled page of Tristram Shandy, recto and verso, with imprint of text from surrounding pages.

From The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, v.3, by Laurence Sterne (1761). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 5, 2007.

Frontispiece seen though page; location stamp and adhesive barcode crossed out.

From Publii Papinii Statii: Sylvarum Lib. V; Thebaidos Lib. XII; Achilleidos Lib. II (1671). Original from Princeton University. Digitized July 17, 2008.