Archive for the 'Learning about Letterpress' Category

Anatomy of a Type Face

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Anatomy of a Type Face

Originally uploaded by mattborghi.


It’s been a couple of years since I was such a newbie that this would help me, but Flickr user mattborghi posted this diagram of a piece of metal type, and I point it out in hopes that I will save some beginner some time. See that nick? When you’re setting a line of type, all the nicks should be on one side. It’s infinitely easier to check the line of nicks to find any letter you might have inadvertently set upside-down, than to find it after you’ve inked the type.

NY Times article on letterpress

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Our friend Summervillain points out this article on letterpress in the New York Times.

(A few minutes later I would have seen Ampersand Duck’s post on it, and I might have caught it in Signal vs. Noise, which I skim, but I thank him for the heads up regardless).

Kelsey secrets

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

the pressGot some good tips on getting better results from my trusty Kelsey 5×8 from this document on the APA Letterpress site, which I found via some links in the comments in the Adventures in Letterpress blog.

A Letterpress class at the San Francisco Center for the Book

Monday, June 26th, 2006

I just stumbled across this old-ish report of an intro letterpress class at the San Francisco Center for the Book via the MAKE blog.