The Department of Illustration

Broadsides

Posted in Handmade, Historical, Ideas, Writing, Theory by The Department of Illustration on August 31, 2009

Like Chapbooks, Broadsides were part of the early printing industry’s democratisation of literacy- even if this was confined to  visual literacy in the poor. Illustrations were intrinsic to the message- it could be argued they were more important than the text…

http://www.nls.uk/broadsides

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