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Philip L. Metzger papers regarding Orbis Typographicus

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0067

Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence, sketches, layouts, proofs, color samples, and composition notes related to the production of Orbis Typographicus: Thoughts, words, and phrases on the Arts and Sciences, a portfolio of twenty-five broadsides featuring quotations chosen by Philip L. Metzger and Hermann Zapf. The unconventional layouts were designed by Zapf, and typeset and hand printed by Metzger at his Crabgrass Press in Prairie Village, Kansas. The project took ten years; the portfolio was issued in 1980. Also present is source material for some of the quotations used.

Dates

  • 1970 - 1979

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 box) : Collection materials are stored in the Cary Collection stacks, range 12B. Box barcode: R0006546418

Language

English

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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