From the Library: Selections From Phrases & Philosophies For the Use of the Young

Today we present a guest post from Floryn Honnet, one of two fantastic interns visiting all the way from Bennington College in Vermont for a field work term full of book arts learning. Floryn and her compatriot Michaela have spent a generous part of the last month cataloging and organizing our library, which turns out to be quite a design and book arts resource destination! Here Floryn shares one of her favorite finds from time spent hanging out in the library:

Selections From Phrases & Philosophies For the Use of the Young
by Oscar Wilde

A typographic tribute to Oscar Wilde on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

This book is a collection of epigrams made by students at Archetype Press, Art Center College of design. A group of students were given the task of creating and designing a layout for an Oscar Wilde quote of their choice from Phrases & Philosophies, 1894. I think this book is really neat because it offered students (like myself) a chance to showcase their work as well as creating a book filled with clever and diverse design. It is a great book to pick up and flip through, and also to revisit for ideas and inspiration.

– Floryn Honnet

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

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