West meets East

Ed Rondthaler's Linotype specimen book

While flipping through one of Ed Rondthaler’s Linotype specimen books today, we found this note at the beginning, “This is the book I showed to Russian type designers in Moscow in 1966. They were amazed at it.” Ed doesn’t say a lot about his trip to Moscow in Life with Letters, but he does recount his experience of witnessing the parade practice for Bulgaria’s Alphabet, Culture, and Education Day on May 24. Well worth the trip to the library to check out.

Posted by on May 4, 2009