If you've been on board for long enough you'll remember I went out of my way to get a copy of Ken Garland's Graphics Handbook. It was well worth the effort. But, for some reason, it wasn't until I stumbled across Signs in action that I realised that it was part of a Studio Vista series. And of course, this realisation sent me off again, in search of others of it's kind. I very quickly found Trademarks and Basic design and have my eye on others. I'll blog each acquisition presently.
With contributions from the likes of Herbert Spencer and Mr Fletcher, Mr Forbes and Mr Gill, Signs is like FTF 60s-stylee and interestingness abounds with some "schockenly" contemporary type, misspeelings* and Russell Square spookiness.
After Vicki's comment on the last post I double checked today to see if that book was, as I'd first assumed, a book of short stories and not just a title coincidentally worded, which I admit would have been odd. Of course, it is a collection of short stories so no odd coincidence there. Except that, unknown to me until today, the second story is called, "Odd".
I've been quietly adding to my Penguin/Pelican collection over the last year and found this one the other day. Greg commented on it's Flickr entry that he hadn't seen a Marber-Grid Penguin with a colour photo on before. I can't think of another either, although there may well be some. It is an oddity isn't it? Intriguingly, odd image. Brilliant and odd. And, credited to Herbert Spencer.