Ornamental typography

Ornamentaaa BibliOdyssey has a post about exquisite examples of ornamental typography from the 18th century. These letters-as-art "are elaborated with scrolls and flourishes and then inhabited by satyrs, mermaids, Medusa heads, birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other creatures." Stunning.


  1. I think the B is flourished with Dodo birds. Off to the side there is a color wook block print by Pilleux, Winter Sunset. Beautiful.

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