This immediately usable archive of decorative initials contains over 800 different, ornately rendered designs. Assembled by veteran typographer Dan X. Solo, the letters display an astonishing diversity and inventiveness. There are over 40 different versions of the letter "A," for example: bordered by cherubs, in a tableau with a dog and a rabbit, amid frolicking satyrs, set against stylized abstract backgrounds, framing a woman's face, laced with flowers and vines, and in many other clever and attractive representations. The other letters of the alphabet enjoy similar treatment. A wonderfully effective way to draw attention to ads, announcements, bulletins -- almost any message -- this superb treasury will be welcomed by anyone looking for ways to add pictorial pizzazz to the printed word.