New adventures in Letterpress
Let's get analog and dirty with wood type :)
Hello dears supporters,
I hope you enjoyed the summer. I am now back on track with fresh new ideas. I won’t talk about Discord here haha but will go full analog and talk to you about what is taking shape at the atelier.
As a type lover, I was always in love with Letterpress and Wood Type. I did acquire 2 alphabets something like 10 years ago in Hamburg, where an old guy did buy A LOT of lead and wood type for the printer who was closing office. Actually in the 90s, many printers got rid of their physical alphabets. Time were changing and they did not need them anymore. Some did put them directly to the trash and some sold them.
So I got these two alphabets, and one of these is the font Reporter.
If the story that was told to me is right, Reporter was forbidden in 1938 by the Nazis. Too fancy. And yes, it is actually pretty fancy. And for me, today, who is a great outdoor lover, this one fits totally the purpose of printing some John Muir quotes.
The only drawback with the alphabet I got is that there is only one glyph per letter. It means I can’t write long sentences but most blocking, I can’t use twice the same letter because I just have one for each! If I would have known this when I bought it, maybe I would not have bought it.
The second alphabet I bought at the same place in Hamburg is one I don’t know the name. I did not search much actually so I might find it scanning a print of it and send it to WhatTheFont.
Here is a quick picture I have of this alphabet and a bit of Reporter below.
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