12.5" x 9.75"
Editions Arts et Metiers Graphiques
A 1937 issue of the magazine founded in 1928 by Charles Peignot of the renowned Fonderies Deberny & Peignot. Considered to have been one of the finest pre-World War II graphic arts magazines. Issue dedicated especially to books and the art of printing, especially as presented at Exposition 37, hosted that year by Paris. Introduction of specimens of the new type Peignot, named for Charles. Typeface designed by A.M. Cassandre, the Ukrainian-born graphic artist famous for his influential poster art. In Peignot typeface, Cassandre tried "biform" design," mixing upper and lowercase letters in same alphabet. Contains articles on libraries, book collecting, book illustrators. Also samples of print, maps, braille, encyclopedias, book design, book illustrations, advertisements. Page 50 contains an extract fromCinémonde, titled Vingt Ans Plus Après, Abel Gance Tourne "J'Accuse" by L. R. Dauven.