[Tashkent: Tashkentkul’tprom, 1957].  ll.: ill. 19,5x28,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Tears of spine, small rusty spots along staples, back cover slightly worn, with pencil note, otherwise very good and clean internally.
A Central Asian post-war typeface manual for designers of Russian-language editions. Scarce.
It features typefaces adapted int0 Russian printing or created in the USSR, decorative elements for books – cover designs, head and tail pieces, ornamental initials, frames – also typefaces for posters. The collection shows decorations in art nouveau and Stalinist classicism echoing architecture of the 1930s- early 1950s. Few decorations display official Soviet symbols. The color leaves were printed in offset lithography technique, at a printing shop of the Kzyl Uzbekistan publishing house. The catalog opens with general advice and rules for type designers: readability, color solution, letter proportions, etc.
The bibliography lists 5 Soviet sources on type design published in 1930-1956, including the absolute primer for late Soviet typography by Abram Shitsgal.
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