I have found some great printables of 20s and 30s lettering which I will share with readers. Today I am sharing with you 5 Pdf files that are distributed via the Antique Pattern Library. These are out of copyright publications which means you can use them freely. I hope you will find some of them useful too!
The first is a set of Art Deco letters that I can see myself using. Listed as Lettres Modernes Album contenant des Modeles d’Alphabets classiques et modernes et de Monogrammes pour la Lingerie et le Linge de Maison J. Sonrel, Paris the ebook contains mainly initials. I was attracted to this 32 page ebook because of the 20s and 30s lettering.
Another ebook with a mouthful of a title, from the same source is listed in the Antique Pattern Library, as Lettres Modernes Album contenant des Modeles d’Alphabets classiques et modernes et de Monogrammes pour la Lingerie et le Linge de Maison J. Sonrel, Paris. Lettres Modernes is a 24 page ebook also has some wonderful 20s and 30s lettering. I wanted to share a lot from this book but kept my screenshot fingers in control.
The third ebook I would like to draw readers attention to is listed as Jolies Lettres Album contenant des Modeles d’Alphabets et de Monogrammes pour la Lingerie et le Linge de Maison J. Sonrel, Paris. I am sure you see a pattern here. Jolies Lettres is a 24 page ebook which opens with some traditional styled alphabets used in whitework monograms but then pays a nod to Art Deco too!
If you like typography with a 20’s and 30s flavour you will also be interested in this ebook listed as Alphabets Album contenant des Modeles d’Alphabets classiques et modernes et de Monogrammes pour la Lingerie et le Linge de Maison J.Sonrel, Paris, 1961. Alphabets is a 32 page ebook of initials that would have been used in surface embroidery and whitework. At first glance at the contents the lettering looks quite traditional which are nice but take a look at the Art Nouveau letters along the top of this page.
Finally an ebook from a totally different author! Alphabete für Plattstich-Stickerei has no known author or publisher. It is described as being 12 pages of alphabets for whitework with some having lower case letters. the first few pages are alphabets with a traditional feel then towards the end we come to the 20s and 30s again.
Recently I have been looking at Alphabets and letters browsing around for something different to use on my story roll / band sampler. I have been using more lettering on it and I was looking for some fresh ideas. These pdfs of 20s and 30s lettering will definitely spark ideas. To give readers an idea of how I have been using lettering on my band sampler I am sharing this image is an example of how I have been using more lettering to record what is going on in my life.
If you want to read more about the story roll / band sampler check out the long band sampler category and if you want the back story, you can find it here. Anyway before I side track myself on another topic totally I hope readers enjoy these resources.
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