Typesetting

Category : art, pamphlets, type

lead type in jobstick for pamphlet

I set most of the type for both sides of the pamphlet over the weekend; I ran into a few minor roadblocks, including a dearth of 8 point Grotesque #8 lowercase “i”s, but we’ll work it out.

lead type for pamphlet

It doesn’t really take all that long as people think to set type; its slow but soothing, and if you do it long enough you get quicker. I think what actually is going to take a long time with this one is setting up the timeline on the inside of the pamphlet in the bed of the press. I think it will take a while to get things lined up right.

This weekend I’ll proof and begin putting together the form for the inside.

I saw this yesterday and am blown away by the complexity of hand typesetting in Taiwan. Can you imagine?

Comments (2)

i’m sure you know but can’t help but use the opportunity to say it, that your dearth of l’s is in fact ‘out of sorts’ each metal letter being a sort…
and it’s true one does get faster, what takes the time is distributing the type, a soothing exercise in and of itself…aren’t those forms all tied up lovely…

7 years ago
    sarahnicholls

    I know, I love that phrase, it’s so appropriate.

    7 years ago

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