Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yanks Everywhere Want More Books

For some reason I really like this poster. Wish i'd had it with me in Heidelberg last summer.

The illustration is by C.B. Falls, the fella who did the lettering for James Weldon Johnson's 1927 book God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Aaron Douglass did other illustrations for the book). Here's some of the lettering, from this incredibly beautiful volume (which is rarely talked about as a collaborative endeavor):

Henceforth, all my hand-written notes for generals will be in this script. And on a large scroll.