Typografia, 1903–04


The Internet Archive has a few bound volumes of this Czech print journal in its collection, although not a complete run, unfortunately. The most interesting one for me is Volume 15 which covers the years 1903 to 1904, a period in which the Art Nouveau style predominates. Prague is often listed as a centre of Art Nouveau but good examples of this aren’t always easy to find. Typografia does at least demonstrate that all the familiar elements—sinuous borders, floral motifs, stylised female figures—had found their way into Czech design even if many of the typefaces being showcased had their origins in Germany.





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