A set of ten poster-sized Speedball Lettering Charts (Nos. 1-10) published in 1941 (Nos. 1-6) and 1957 (Nos. 7-10). Culled from the series of lessons that originally appeared in the 1930s/'40s Speedball textbook "Modern Lettering and Poster Design."
The Hunt Pen Company was the manufacturer of Speedball pens, inks, linoleum cutters and Boston pencil sharpeners. The how-to lettering textbooks were an early and essential resource for designers and sign painters. The famous Speedball lettering textbooks were published throughout the 20th Century, and as of 1999 was in its 23rd edition.
Charts 1-6 are singles sided (1941). Charts No. 7/8 and 9/10 (1957) are double-sided, for a total of 8 sheets.
Chart No. 1: Exercises Leading into the Construction of Gothic Letters
Chart No. 2: Single Stroke Gothic Alphabets
Chart No. 3: Single Stroke Speedball Roman Alphabets
Chart No. 4: Roman Italics Single Stroke
Chart No. 5: Speedball Engrossers' "Old English"
Chart No. 6: Manuscript Writing with Speedball C and D Pens
Chart No. 7: Steel Brush Handcraft Lettering
Chart No. 8: Steel Brush Handcraft Lettering
Chart No. 9: Steel Brush Handcraft Lettering
Chart No. 10: Steel Brush Handcraft Lettering Item #1481.
Condition: Very Good, light toning to paper more pronounced along edges; Chart #1 has 1" closed tears at bottom edge and left edge; Chart #2 has pinholes in top two corners; Chart #3 has .25" closed tear at bottom; some charts have light dogears/corner creases; light odor of book must.