|So much type!|
Holy donations, Batman! The Center has just received a generous donation of type from Mike Westfall, CBA’s Hero of the Week (copyright, me)! We are all supremely grateful for his incredible gift and are eager to sort, store, and use the type as soon as possible. Through donations like these that the Center is able to continually expand and improve our type selection.
Among the most exciting new additions are several boxes of Consort (italic, light, and bold) and Grotesque No. 9 and 10. Grotesque types, as you undoubtedly recall from our past post on the subject, were the first sans serif faces. Additional boxes contain Copperplate Gothic, Century Schoolbook, Granby, and many more.
|All wrapped up and never used|
And the best part? The type is all unused, in perfect condition. After decades of hanging around in boxes, waiting, just waiting, for someone to come along and help it fulfill its life purpose, the type will finally be placed in a press. And you could be the person who finally infuses this type’s life with meaning! So sign up for an upcoming section of Letterpress I or come to supervised printing and make a difference!
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