Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Opening this weekend at the Type Director's Club in NYC is a lecture by British photographer, Adrian Wilson who will be speaking about his amazing collection of wood and copper stamps used to imprint merchant's trademarks on English textiles during the Victorian era. These elaborate stamps often featured stunning ornamental lettering and devices which represent a very highly sophisticated style of branding. I find them remarkable inspiration and hope we get to see them all published in a book someday. The coloful printed fabric labels in Wilson's collection, reminiscent of our orange crate labels, are pretty darn fine too!