Typographic Specimans: A Natural History of Letterforms

Author(s): A. W. Bainbridge


In 1831, Reverend Jackson Whitehead served as chaplain aboard the HMS Pica, which accompanied the Beagle on its second survey expedition. Whitehead was a keen collector of fauna as well as a typography enthusiast. Upon realising that the majority of both ships' crews were either committed atheists or budding evolutionists, Whitehead embarked on creating a whole series of natural history specimens made up out of typographical characters.


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  • : 9781781453094
  • : Peribo Pty Ltd
  • : Peribo Pty Ltd
  • : June 2018
  • : July 2017
  • : books

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  • : A. W. Bainbridge
  • : Hardcover
  • : Dec-17
  • : English