A Different Design Philosophy…

We’ve all heard those maxims of good taste.  No piece of design should use more than two/three/four (take your pick) typeface/typeface families (take your pick again).  All very tasteful and serious, and maybe true in this modern world, if only because so many believe some variation of them.  It was not ever thus, and we are very glad.  A 19th century illustration like the one below (thank you Graphics Fairy) could provide inspiration for as many as half a dozen typefaces…

 

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