Monday, April 25, 2011
WNY Book Arts Center. Kickstarter
The WNY Book Arts Center has grown from a rough idea into one of the most active letterpress printing and book arts centers in USA in a very short time. But woodtype has become a scarce commodity for printers and now with eBay sellers cashing in one letter at a time, full sets of woodtype have become very scarce.
'A collection of woodtype from a local printer has come to the attention of WNYBAC and we are torn up that we cannot muster the funds to buy it up. If we do not, the seller has decided to sell on eBay. We are looking to secure the funds to purchase this collection for use in the WNYBAC printshop. It has been dormant for more than 50 years, and we'd like not only to make it available to the local printing community, but also to woodtype aficionados by distributing specimen sheets of the fonts that haven't been printed in decades.'
Help Buffalo's WNY Book Arts Center to buy wood type by supporting them on Kickstarter