Tag Archives: type

Too wordy.

Every time I start a new pamphlet, I pretend that this one won’t be so wordy, but clearly I’m failing at this. If I could just restrain myself, I’d be done by now. When I bought the type I’m using … Continue reading

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Bowne & Co.

Bowne & Co. Stationers in the South Street Seaport have had a rough couple of years; the latest is the three feet of flood water that damaged their collection of rare nineteenth century type: Bowne & Co., Stationers and Bowne … Continue reading

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The Paige Compositor

Mark Twain and the typesetting machine that ruined him.  

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Baskerville is the typeface of Truth!

The NY Times says so!

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Printing for Kingdom, Empire, & Republic.

Up at the Grolier Club until February 4: Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic: Treasuries from the Archives of the Imprimerie Nationale. There’s a great review in the NY Times of the show here.

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Fur Low.

Holiday greetings to all. I’ve been spending quality time eating holiday cookies and shuffling around in sweat socks. Which is as it should be. I’ve been collating a year’s worth of prints, too: There’s going to be several fun results … Continue reading

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Every time

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