Selection of the Month
One More Spring
Illustrated by William Addison Dwiggins
Stamford, Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1935
Gould Library Special Collections
The April selection of the month celebrates the season with Robert Nathan's One More Spring. This little known book is well recognized for its beautiful stencil illustrations done by W.A. Dwiggins, a calligrapher and typography designer. Dwiggins is one of the most famous book designers of the 1920s and 30s, famously coining the term “Graphic Designer” in reference to himself in 1922.
Each stencil in the book was hand cut, traced and painted. The images reflect and accentuate the narrative of the novel as Dwiggins uses bold colors and sharp lines. One More Spring follows a small group of homeless New Yorkers who must work together to make it by during the Great Depression.