Monograms and signets are beautiful typographic delights that require a keen design sense and a calligraphic hand. These German specimens from Max Körner’s Das Neue Monogram und Zeichenwerk (c.1950) is a sampling of a lost talent, although not a lost art. So much was achieved with two colors and a pen.
Print’s February Issue Don’t miss the newest issue of Print, the Sex & Design issue, which takes a tasteful look at issues surrounding sex and design. Read Steven Heller’s feature article to explore the relationship between sex and advertising through the years and much more.