This intriguing alphabet was created by Marcello Morandini (left) for the German ceramic company Rosenthal, in the eighties. The idea was to enable a customer to have their initials (only two) placed on the Rosenthal's studio-line dinnerware service, a three sided vase or a wall plate.
This lovely alphabet is probably a unique example of Constructivist design tracing its roots back to the Bauhaus and mid-European art during the Twenties and Thirties. Rosenthall published a small fan-out booklet (right) for shops so that customers could see what their initials looked like before ordering. I don't suppose there are too many of these around now though I can't believe it's worth much except to typographers and graphic art folk.
I had P(amela) and R(obin) put on a vase as a wedding anniversary gift. The back of the vase had the word Happiness in twelve languages, though that was set in Helvetica Light caps, twelve lines centered and glazed in gray.