Matisse's typography

Pierre Ronsard

Pages 26-27 of Florilege des amours by Pierre de Ronsard, Paris, Albert Skira, 1948. Lithograph, 38.1 × 29.2 cm.

Le guignon, 1930-1932, from Poesies by Stephane Mallarme, Losanna, Albert Skira, 1932. Engraving, 33 × 24.8 cm.

The Poems of Charles of Orleans by Charles d’Orleans
Teriade, Paris. Mourlot Freres, Paris

MATISSE, Henri. Les Jockeys Camoufles, with three poems by Pierre Reverdy, 1918. 5 designs after Henry Matisse printed in black. No. 289 of 343 copies on Verge d’art. Paris: A La Belle Editions, 1918. Printed by Francis Bernard. Although the illustrations are not original they represent Matisse’s earliest drawing style as book illustration. The typography is quite imaginative in its use of 4 colors. Editions Albert Skier, Painters et Sculptures 255; The Artist and the Book 195; Barr, Matisse, p. 560.

From Matisse on Art, ed. Jack D. Flam.