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Philip L. Metzger papers regarding Orbis Typographicus

Identifier: CSC-0067

Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence, sketches, layouts, proofs, color samples, and composition notes related to the production of Orbis Typographicus: Thoughts, words, and phrases on the Arts and Sciences, a portfolio of twenty-five broadsides featuring quotations chosen by Philip L. Metzger and Hermann Zapf. The unconventional layouts were designed by Zapf, and typeset and hand printed by Metzger at his Crabgrass Press in Prairie Village, Kansas. The project took ten years; the portfolio was issued in 1980. Also present is source material for some of the quotations used.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1979


.25 Linear Feet (1 box) : Collection materials are stored in the Cary Collection stacks, range 12B. Box barcode: R0006546418



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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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