This week we present selections from a volume designed by the 20th-century calligrapher and type designer Rudolf Koch: The Book of Signs, printed in an edition of 500 copies at the press of Wilhelm Gerstung, Offenbach am Main, with 493 historical signs and symbols drawn by Koch and cut in wood by the noted German-American graphic designer and wood-cut artist Fritz Kredel, and published in London by The First Edition Club in 1930. The text is printed in Koch’s Magere Deutsche type, designed between 1913 and 1921. Koch’s text was translated from the German by Oscar Wilde’s son Vyvyan Holland.
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