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Workshops

 


1. copperplate of a tailpiece: a triangular graphic element typically used at the end of the last column of a story or book. We had this one made after scanning one in the type collection of a friend.

2. advertising cut: a zinc cut of a 24-bottle case of Coca-Cola bought on eBay.

3. leading: thin pieces of soft metal used as line spacing. Shown is 18 pica (6 picas = 1 inch) x 18, 12, 6, and 2 points (72 points = 1 inch).

4. wood type: Gill Sans (W), Kabel with circumflex (O), Cheltenham Outline (O), and multi-color chromatype (D). WOO came from eBay and the D was part of a 60 job case purchase from a collector.

5. reglet: thin wood spacing. Shown here is 20 pica x 12 and 6 points.

6. steel furniture: spacing typically used to fill in larger areas than leading or reglet. Shown is 20 pica x 5 and 2 pica.

7. ampersand in the middle is 96 point Caslon Italic metal foundry type (our largest metal type). We also have 72 and 84 point purchased from a letterpress friend.

8. copperplate of our Lead Graffiti logo started by scanning an 1885 British banknote and fooling around in Illustrator for a month.

9. composing stick with metal type: the composing stick is used to arrange type and spacing in a very solid rectangular shape that can be locked up for printing. Garamond 72 pt (M), Melior Italic 60 pt (E), Neuland 60 pt (T), Rubens 60 pt (A), and Outline 60 pt (L). Garamond was bought as part of a full run of roman and italic 14 - 72 point weighing approximately 1,700 pounds, Melior bought from a letterpress friend, Neuland through the LetPress listserv, Outline on eBay, and Rubens from the estate of a collector.