I’ve been following Michael Newhouse's tumblr blog since around the time it started a couple of years ago.
The illustrator from Montana posts an eclectic mix of items scanned from his bookshelf. Over time there have been some fantastic old characters, a few of which I’ve collected here. Many taken from Signist’s Modern Book of Alphabets by F. Delamotte (1906).
I love these hand-drawn – and in some case quite wobbly – letters and numbers. Note the abundance of drop-shadows used to emphasise each letterform. Click on each to see their origin.
Happy 29th birthday gracehelbig, hope it’s a great one wherever you are! Thank you for everything you do, you are truly an amazing human being and deserves a great birthday! Congrats on your achievements over the year and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for you this year!