July 3, 2008

Wood Type


I have a small collection of wood type that I absolutely adore. With the popularity of Ebay, it has become more difficult and very expensive to find. In addition to this are the folks whom I really get upset with who will sell a single letter or—the even more (I'm sorry) offending—wood-type collage.

Here is a small broadside that I printed after Astrid (my baby) was born. With all of the above being said, I don't always have a full alphabet to work from, and it's fun to make it work with what I do have. Setting type while standing at the press is a rare luxury for me these days and I like the creative aspect of it. Sounds strange but sometimes working on a computer (with its endless possibilities) can be a little daunting and I still like to see what comes from my hands.

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