Thursday, 3 October 2019

duplex and double-tone

We appreciated this in depth re-acquaintance with the still in circulation trade magazine The Inland Printer (previously) from Public Domain Review and its dazzling, showcase advertising, meant to underscore the illustrators’ typographic skills and the colour range and technical abilities of the publisher, typified by the marketing campaign of Augustus Jansson (*1866 - †1931) for Queen City Printing Ink Company. Based originally in Cincinnati, the Queen of the West, the company’s reputation, in part bolstered by the popular Art Deco figures of Jansson, allowed it to expand to major cities across America. Peruse a whole gallery of images, a complete colourful menagerie, and Inland Printer’s back catalogue at the links above.