Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wood type by Lead Graffiti

12 line Bradley as first font of wood type

Many of those who is printing with wood type had to work with damaged wood letters of incomplete letter cases. Lead Graffiti design studio came up with a solution to make letters from endgrain Rock Maple using random sized blocks which helps counter any warping and with as accurate a type height as is achievable in wood (which shrinks and expands based on humidity and temperature). This technique gives a lot of opportunities: creating a new (own) wood type, replacement of damaged letters etc.
So, if you have missing characters you can supply a proof and Lead Graffiti will supply it in wood. Great!

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