Friday, March 27, 2015

Type, old wooden type

I love wooden block type! I don't know how to articulate exactly why.  Perhaps in another life I was an apprentice to an owner of a printshop in England, or perhaps I just like the smell of old ink, or maybe it is just me today. I lean towards typography, and I like to see, hold and feel the letters. I bought a huge lot of wooden type form someone in England when I lived there for quite a lot of money. I have it in a box stored in the attic and I just like knowing that it is there for me to have access to when I want it. Here are some that I keep close, I have them on display and with the rest, what will I do? I am not sure yet, but it is a comfort for me to have them.

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