BB monogram

Q monograms

It tried to find the accompanying brand names and designers. Nothing came up, but I did find what looks like a gem of a book, also titled An Alphabet of Monograms, by Henry Lillie, seemingly published in 1865.

An Alphabet of MonogramsCover image from the State Library of Massachusetts

An Alphabet of Monograms

It’s a bit grotty, to be expected from a library book of that age, but what a great archive of the decorative nature of Victorian design.

An Alphabet of Monograms

An Alphabet of Monograms

A few more pages from the book on thegraphicdesignproject.

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June 3, 2014


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