Paradise Lost

This is a quick one — the other day, Gothamist featured a few photos from the many, many, forgotten tomes of the New York Public Library. These are gorgeous. We should all take time to appreciate the beauty in simplicity of yesteryear’s printing techniques.

If you’re interested in these, part of the Rare Books series at NYPL, check ’em out online or in person.

If you’ve been reading for a while, you might recall a certain similarity to The Typography of Harry Potter, and especially The Daily Prophet as featured in the movies.