Friday, September 4, 2009

Pictorial Webster

Pictorial Webster's Wall Cards -- Anchors, puffins, ships, and bicycles. Such classic motifs lend just the right amount of nostalgic charm to any contemporary home in need of a little style and whimsy. The engravings are drawn from the book Pictorial Webster's by Johnny Carrera and are reproduced here on sumptuously heavy card stock with bold typographic letters. Includes 26 cards, one for each letter of the alphabet, suitable for framing or propping up willy-nilly.

Pictorial Webster's Stamp Set -- From mushrooms to sea horses and owls to pinecones, these classic images of flora and fauna lend old-fashioned flair to your modern-day correspondence, packages, and art and craft projects.

Pictorial Webster's -- Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this chunky volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinating historical record and a stunning jewel of a book.

To celebrate the release of our new line of Pictorial Webster's books and gift products, Chronicle Books is thrilled to offer you the chance to win a fine press edition of Pictorial Webster's. Simply enter your name, address and email and we'll enter you to into the drawing that will take place November 15, 2009. The winners will be notified via email or mail.

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