The Great And Powerful's Letterhead

This is MGM's letterhead from 1939, promoting what is amongoneofmanyofour favourite films, The Wizard of Oz (via A Rook's Foundry). Very nice and odd hand rendered, nib-pen type, something we discussed in pre-term-end Macmillan Children's Book sessions.

An echo of Peter Blegvad's renderings for the English language imprint of Tove Jansson's 1952 The Book About Moomin, Mymble And Little My (via), translated by Sophie Hannah in 2001. Some control of the colour, inflection and pictorial within the type so it doesn't tread on the toes of the imagery.