Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011
S T A G E 4 :
Lorient - Mûr-de-Bretagne / 172.5 km
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In 8 words:
Rainy with a chance of a photo finish
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Size: 14.75" x 22.5"
Stock: Somerset Textured White 300 gsm
Runs: 5 - blue, orange, dark grey, purple, & grey
Main typography: Clarendon & Clarendon Outline (wood), Latin Condensed (metal)
Production notes: handset wood & metal type. The stage / signature block was preprinted using photopolymer plates.
Press: Vandercook Universal III
Completed: 6:50, July 5, 2011
Signatures: Ray Nichols, Jill Cypher, & Tray Nichols
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Description: Honestly, this was the kind of day that we've dreaded. Nothing happened except that it rained for a good deal of the stage, a bunch of people had flat tires (strangely happens on rainy days as grit tends to stick to tires and work their way through the rubber), and a very close finish (couple of inches). At least it was between Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador, two people we are quite interested in watching.
It might have been interesting if Contador had two flat tires (2 Os in his name) so we could have cut the bottom of the wood type and played with his name a bit.
So we experimented with our Intertype linecaster a bit. We've not done a lot of work with it and don't know a lot about how we can use it in some experimental ways. One of the newer things we learned is that you can flip a switch and keep casting the same line of mats.
So, we set the word 'rain' with constantly varying spacing between the letters. Then we cast 50 lines or so, stacked them in a slightly disorganized slant, and spread them unevenly across the top. That part worked out nicely. We'll hold onto that idea and use it again somewhere on a project.
We didn't have anyone else involved in the project today and it was likely a good thing.
The people we are watching maintained the same times relative to each other as the peloton finished as a group.
Thor Hushovd in 1st place - 00'00"
Cadel Evans in 2nd place - 00'01"
Andy Schleck in 9th place - 00'12"
Alberto Contador in 41st - 01'42"
Thor Hushovd will continue to wear the Yellow Jersey on Stage 5 with a collective time of 13h 58'25".
Our effort to this point is 57h 05'00" with the total number of runs standing at 20.