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Ultrabold [issue no.5]


A showcase of visual communication accessible to newcomers, enthusiasts and graphics professionals alike, Ultrabold is the journal of St Bride Library. Its editorial policy encompasses the full breadth of the Library’s collections; current design projects and expressive personal work rub shoulders with historical investigations and appreciations. Each issue is 40pp, illustrated in full colour throughout.

This issue:

The Invent-ory: words on imagined repositories, endless indexes and an exercise in collecting beginnings
Lizzie Ridout

The St Bride 'Gesta Romanorum' fragment
Elizabeth Klaiber

Ghost signs: the fading craft of handpainted advertising
Sam Roberts

Book reviews

I hate Comic Sans
Vincent Connare

Inspirational pages
Sharon Moncur

Invitation to an orgy: a gathering in honour of Rockwell Kent

Notes for a contemporary history of Mexican graphic design, 1900–1950
Marina Garone

Four Corners Familiars

Softback, 26.5 x 19 cm, 40 pages per issue, colour illustrations.