In earlier posts, for example the one linked-to here, I discussed Mike Goodall’s article on William Taunton (Walter Pelham), which appeared in The Playing-Card in 2006. That article, with its accompanying illustrations, was quite an eye-opener to me regarding Taunton, and thanks to Mike I have been able to present images from the article.
One of the interesting illustrations that accompanied the article was what appears to be the front cover of a work entitled The Twentieth Century Almanac A Melange of Sense and Nonsense:
Now, the above item is loaded with characteristic (and non-characteristic) lettering by Taunton, or perhaps I should say Walter Pelham, because that is the name featured on the item.
I was quite interested in the following, which is a detail of the lower right-hand corner of the art:
I have circled two sections toward the lower-right section. The blue circle indicates what appears to be a “W” with a “P” standing on it. (It may not be the only such thing on the cover, but it is probably the clearest.)
And then, circled in red is apparently a “P” with an upward-reading “W” affixed to the left-hand side — a “WP” monogram.
Sunday, January 27, 2013