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Please send me a sample of the Art Deco alphabet for lettering on my new storefront in Culpeper Virginia. I have an art supply store and I would like to restore it to the Art Deco style. The name of the store is Artistic License. Can you help?

-- Mary Lou Madson (, August 18, 1999


You can find Art Deco alphabets in several low-cost books. Your local bookstore probably has at least one of these; I've provide links to in case you want to browse or purchase online.

I have these two Dover books in my collection. Dover Publications specializes in copyright-free art and has many other Art Deco design books.

Art Deco Display Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts
Dan X. Solo (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1982 / $ 8.95

New Art Deco Alphabets (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Marcia Loeb / Paperback / Published 1975 / $ 5.95

Deco Type is from Chronicle Books series about Art Deco. Many other books in this series are reviewed on our web page.

Deco Type: Stylish Alphabets of the '20s & '30s
Steven Heller & Louise Fili / Paperback / Published 1997 / $ 17.95

Here is one more ...

Authentic Art Deco Alphabets
Les Editions Guerinet / Paperback / Published 1986 / $ 3.95

Good luck with your new store. If you can, I would appreciate your sending us a photo.

-- Joel Shprentz (, August 22, 1999.

Some new Art Deco font books have been published recently:

24 Art Deco Display Fonts CD-ROM and Book by Dover Publications

Typology: Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age by Steven Heller and Louise Fili

24 Moderne Display Fonts CD-ROM and Book by Dover Publications

Moderne Alphabets : 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo

-- Joel Shprentz (, December 08, 2003.

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