Woman without a Name
Penguin books concept work and design by Jan Tschichold
A Special Specimen
This wonderful and colourful type specimen once belonged to Paul Rand. It was given to JP Williams, who had become friends with Rand while studying under the professor at Yale School of Art. They both shared a passion for collecting all things written and designed by Jan Tschichold. Rand invited JP to his home and gave him this ‘tattered old book’ from his library.
It was well used – not to mention mutilated by Rand – and JP describes how Rand used to cut letters and sometimes whole sections out for use in his work: ‘The spine was broken and it was in a horrible state. Of course I loved it’.
"Mr Rand turned page after page to reveal the most wonderful type specimens. However, since we usually spoke about Tschichold, I did not understand what this book had to do with him. Then Mr. Rand closed the book and opened it from the beginning, revealing the inside front cover and the ex libris. It had belonged to none other than Jan Tschichold. my mouth fell open and Mr. Rand smiled. Enjoy, as I have."
Last shots for this weeks Tuesday Night Guitar Shopping. Still at Long & McQuade Burlington (Toronto) Canada:
- I love 2-tone sunburst on a Tele! Also…I don’t know what’s happening on the Strat but I love it!
- Heading out of town towards Burlington on the QEW (which is the main highway between Toronto and Niagara Falls. BTW, QEW stands for “Queen Elizabeth Way” and not many people know this, but it is NOT named after the current British Queen…but her mother, aka the “Queen Mum”. In 1939, on the eve of WWII, King George VI and the queen toured Canada. This highway had just been completed so they named it after the Queen Mum to commemorate her visit. Also, this highway included the very first “cloverleaf” interchange ever in all of history! Ok…back to guitars… ;)
- Gretsch George Harrison Signature DuoJet.
- OK, here’s a used Strat, but I don’t know what it is! By the serial I can see it was made in the USA in 2012. It has a large “CBS” headstock, but a four bolt neck and no “bullet” truss rod, so it can’t be a reissue of a 1970s Strat. BUT it also has a roller nut. So I am totally at a loss to tell you what this model is. Maybe the roller nut was a later upgrade? We will probably never know… :D
- Pricey but gorgeous Martin 00-28V.
- Pricey but gorgeous Custom Shop Les Paul HOLLOW! I LOVE THIS! now I just need to gather the required dosh… :\
- The new is ES-195. I find it very intriguing…
- Solid body ES-335? C’est impossible, non? NON! Here is an ES-335 “S”!
- There’s that white SG again…
- I’m not really into Ibanez, but this one is so cool.