vintage Vogue covers, that iconographic combination of image and typestyle
click to enlargealways the best photographers ... Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton,William Kline, Guy Bourdin, Norman Parkinson, Steven Meisel, David Bailey and on.. each era's changing ethos faithfully reflected in the lens, recording fashion and style like a fossil record.
But the venerable type face, is a rare constant in the fast and faithless landscape of fashion, and is as if - carved in the stone which originally inspired its design. Roman stone carved glyphs, 2nd Century - then to baskerville's stylish tombs & grave stones types - on to the 18th.C. to the typographic studio of Firmin Didot - then, in its most recent incarnation - as the 1930's Linotype Didot