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#alphabet #landscapes #lithographs #typography

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes

February 14, 2014

Christopher Jobson

alpha-a

alpha-b

alpha-c

alpha-d

alpha-h

alpha-l

alpha-m

alpha-n

alpha-q

alpha-s

alpha-w

alpha-z

Buried in the archives of the British Museum is this wonderful series of lithographs from illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel that transforms the English alphabet into sweeping landscapes. Hullmandel was one of the most important figures in the advancement of British lithography in the first half of the 19th century. These particular pieces were produced sometime between 1818 and 1860 and you can see the full collection here. (via Juxtapoz)

 

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