A Compilation of Contemporary Letter Designs, by Katsumi Tsuji / ISBN 9784861524677 / published by Seigensha
A nice little book (just under 4 x 6 inches) with 340 pages of inspiration. From the publishers of the Dictionaries of Color Combinations, and in the same format.
The letter designs in this collection by Katsumi Tsuji, a graphic designer who was active in the Taisho and Showa periods, appear fresh and new in any age they are seen. Each of the letters in this compilation was hand-drawn. These letter designs, also called lettering, differ from the fonts that are stored as existing data in computers. All of the letter designs, newly created by the graphic designer to match the words and phrases expressed or the particular medium employed, were originally published in 1934 in 'A Collection of Contemporary Letter Designs'.