Vanity Initials

Vanity Initials, 1922

1922 Vanity Initials

In the 1920s, Will Bradley worked as art director for Hearst’s International magazine. He updated the magazine’s layout and typography, and designed Vanity Initials for its headings. The proprietary font was cast for Bradley by American Type Founders, who would later sell it publicly.

The first appearance of Bradley’s new layout and fonts was in the June 1922 issue of Hearst’s International.

Ref: Hearst’s International, vol 41, no 6 (Jun 1922); ATF1923, pp 772-776.

1922-07 Hearsts Intnl p58-59

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Citation: Lindsay, Martin S. Vanity Initials. Website: WillBradley.com. Accessed 18 Dec 2017, <http://willbradley.com/work/typography/vanity-initials/>. Bibliography. References.