The Osage City Free Press, Kansas, April 26, 1888
Yet another type dude.
The world’s only woven book from 1886. You can do it yourself! Just make about 500,000 punch cards and put them into a Jacquard loom. Voilá!
From 1882, these graphics were made with 13 symbols (shown at the bottom). This is a modular type called Combination Border No. 16, by Bruce’s New York Type Foundry. A little bit like PETSCII, a little bit more like alpha blox.
Found by Pinwheel Press & thanks to Marcin Wichary for the tip.
Text graphics from an 1889 book: “Eli Perkins. Wit, humor and pathos” by Landon, Melville D. (Melville De Lancey) via.