Titel und Initialen für die Bremer Presse.
The German scribe and calligrapher Anna Simons (1871–1951) designed titles and initials for many of the fine press books issued by Bremer Presse of Willy Wiegand (1884–1961). Her letterforms, hand drawn and cut in wood, served as the Bremer Presse books’ only ornamentation. Here you see her rounded, interlocking letters designed for Bremer Presse’s 1921 Italian-language edition of Dante.
From the collection of Rare Book School