Robert Browhjohn - Street Level

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Robert Browhjohn - Street Level
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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 H Papazian's picture
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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

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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 H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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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

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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.

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Hi Ben,

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

Nick