The Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea
a descriptive and historical account of the borough and its principal features
edited and illustrated by W. R. Bawden
Bawden, W. R.[1940-1950]
This booklet shows the impact fonts can have on a book cover. The red ‘playbill’ font used here is typically found in Wild-West wanted posters and its bold, clear lettering uses back shadowing to project the letters forward. In combination with the traditional royal crest the cover of this book shows the borough of Chelsea moving forward, regenerating and updating its image.