Robert Browhjohn - Street Level

Nick Greenwood's picture

Hey.

I'm looking for the original version of Brownjohn's Street Level essay that was published in Typographica, Issue 4.

I know these are very rare.
Does anyone have a copy or know if there is a digital version?

Cheers,
Nick

hrant's picture

I once made copies from issues of Typographica (is that
new series or old BTW?) but only the articles that really
interested me. What was that one about? When I have time I
can look in my "deep archives" (dusty boxes in the garage :-).

hhp

Nick Greenwood's picture

Hey cheers for replying.

It's basically a visual essay by Robert Brownjohn using photographs of found type e.g signs, lettering etc.

It was published in Issue 4 of Typographica (new series):

Typographica 4, 1961 (78 pages). Contents: Mile-a-minute typography?; Road signs in Holland; Street level (by Robert Brownjohn; The Civic Trust and lettering: a visit to Epping.

I found one small image, but was looking for the article in full.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Nick

hrant's picture

I have to say it's unlikely that I photocopied that particular
article, but when I get a chance I'll certainly check anyway.

hhp

ben_archer's picture

Hi Nick

I see you're in the UK. Places to look for old back issues of Typographica would be the archives of The Department of Typography & Graphic Communication and of course, St. Bride Library. Both in London rather than Manchester.

Nick Greenwood's picture

Hi Ben,

Thanks, Ill check these out. Looks like St. Bride's has closed for the time being.

Nick

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