Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Christmas Prayer

New York Life Insurance Company
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(Next post January 1: Peace on Earth)

Friday, December 21, 2012

UNICEF Christmas Card

Two Thousand Years of Calligraphy
A Three-part Exhibition Organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art,
the Peabody Institute Library, the Walters Art Gallery
A Comprehensive Catalog
Taplinger Publishing Company, 1980

214 UNICEF Christmas Card

New York City, 1962.
1 paper leaf, 4.625 x 5.75 inches; ink, color; italic hand.
Lent by the Artist

Jeanyee Wong, calligrapher, designer and illustrator, was born in San
Francisco. She has been interested in drawing and reading books since
early childhood. She started to study Chinese at the age of three and
has been influenced by the beauty of Chinese calligraphy. The love of
this combination of drawing, reading and calligraphy is undoubtedly
reflected in her work in the field of book-jacket design and illustration.

She studied sculpture and ceramics in high school, but her formal art
education began at the Cooper Union Art School in New York. There,
in addition to painting and sculpture, she studied design, lettering and
advertising. Later she was associated with Fritz Kredel as an apprentice
to learn illustration technique and woodcutting. At the same time
she started free-lance art work which has continued to this day. In
addition to book-jacket design and illustration, her work includes 
maps, Christmas cards, advertising lettering and testimonial award
certificates. The greeting which she contributed to UNICEF for its
Christmas cards has made its way into millions of homes throughout
the world. She is now engaged in illustrating a book of Oriental fairy
tales compiled by Pearl Buck.

Jeanyee Wong has illustrated or decorated more than thirty books,
some of them completely hand written. Quite a number of the books
contain Oriental or medieval themes which are especially suitable
to the decorative style of the artist who likes pen or brush line work
and flat colors.

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(Next post December 25: A Christmas Prayer)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Joy to the World

Ann Keay Beneduce
Atheneum Books, 2000
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(Next post December 21: UNICEF Christmas Card)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Calligrapher’s Engagement Calendar 1980

Quotes from Shakespeare
Pentalic Book, Taplinger Publishing Company
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(Next post December 17: Joy to the World)

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Photo-Lettering Alphabet Thesaurus, Volume 3
Van Nostrand Rheinhold, 1971
page 33
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(Next post December 13: Calligraphers’ Engagement Calendar 1980)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What Are Italic Caps?

Society of Scribes Journal
Volume 19, Number 1 (top), 1995
Volume 19, Number 2 (middle and bottom), 1995
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(Next post December 9: Genie Alphabet)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Magic Leaf

Winifred Morris
Atheneum, 1987
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(Next post December 5: What Are Italic Caps?)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1948 Book Jacket Designers Guild Exhibition

The First Annual Exhibition of Book Jackets
May 5 to June 25, 1948
A-D Gallery, New York City

Book Jacket Designers Guild
George Salter, Chairman

Exhibitors: Arnold Bank, Rudi Bass, Lester Beall, John Begg,
Eugene Berman, Joseph Blumenthal, Andro Braun, Jean Carlu,
Lili Cassel, Jack Cesareo, Marc Chagall, Warren Chappell,
Edgard Cirlin, Ronald Clyne, Salvador Dali, William Pene
du Bois, W.A. Dwiggins, Wolfgang von Eckardt, Bill English,
Nathaniel Farmer, Gene Federico, John Ferren, Sam Fischer,
Paul Galdone, Erica Gorecka-Egan, Philip Grushkin, Adolf
Hallman, Robert Hallock, Arthur Hawkins, Jr., H. Lawrence
Hoffman, C.G. Holme, Sol Immerman, Robert Jonas, Irving
Kamens, Ilonka Karasz, Joseph Karov, Lester Kohs, Elizabeth
Lehman, Riki Levinson, Frank Lieberman, Joseph Low, Alvin
Lustig, Leo Manso, Fred McCarroll, E. McKnight Kauffer,
William Meek, Irving Miller, Meyer Miller, Ava Morgan,
Joep Nicolas, Oscar Ogg, Rafael D. Palacios, Ben Raeburn,
Paul Rand, Ernst Reichl, Seymour Robins, Thomas Ruzicka,
George Salter, Arno Enrico Schuele, Charles E. Skaggs,
David Soshensky, Saul Steinberg, Alex Steinweiss, Joseph
Trautwein, Meyer Wagman, Jeanyee Wong, Leona Wood,
Arthur Woodbury, Miriam Woods, and Hal Zamboni

Friday, November 23, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012