Wood Type? Are You Crazy?

Possibly.  But that remains to be seen.

This blog will detail the daily trials and tribulations of creating a series of wood type fonts for letterpress use.  The project is the brainchild of artist, poet, letterpresser, and bookmaker Chris Fritton (me), and it is based in Buffalo, NY.  This is a labor intensive project (also broad in administrative scope and creative ambition), but I hope to draw together a number of different artists in order to utilize their specific skills and execute the work in a timely, efficient, and cost effective fashion.

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The project will be funded by me alone, but the man-hours donated by all of those involved will also constitute a massive contribution to the end result.

Stop back and check the progress each week as we make technical decisions, seek advice, go to production, and eventually (I hope) put our newly constructed wood type to use!

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Published in: on November 3, 2009 at 4:11 PM  Leave a Comment  

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