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Frank Discovers a Wood Type Revival in New York

Published on October 24, 2014

Frank visits Geri McCormick of Virgin Wood Type in Brighton, New York. They discuss how the company is reviving wood type and dig in to the process she uses.

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By Henry Freedman on Oct 24, 2014

Enjoyed the wood type video with hands on
process demonstration and explanation. This
may be the true "folk art" of printing along with California job case. As a wood type collector I thought you might be interested to see a pix of my rare piece of 5' wood type (yes five feet tall) gift I received from Arch Provan my typography Prof at RIT http://henryfreedman.com/giant-wood-type/
wood type shows the physical cultural bonds printing has you will not get from electronic media. Fun video.

 

By Frank Romano on Oct 24, 2014

Virgin Wood Type is at 171 Valley Road, Rochester, New York 14618

585-209-9663

http://www.virginwoodtype.com

 

By Eric Arima on Oct 24, 2014

It's also nice to see a Palamino Blackwing in use.

 

By James Olsen on Oct 26, 2014

Frank, so who buys this stuff?

Jim

 

By Frank Romano on Oct 26, 2014

Letterpress printing is growing among hobbyists and professionals. There are even services that cast metal type for relief printing.

 

By Michael Jahn on Oct 28, 2014

I noticed a small rocket ship shaped thingee at the beginning of the clip, then see it on the floor near the end ..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/17199157@N07/15652451122/

- what is that thing ?

 

By Frank Romano on Oct 28, 2014

It is indeed a rocket ship filled with strange aliens from the planet Thingee.

You squeeze it to blow the sawdust away.

 

By Michael Jahn on Oct 28, 2014

ahh - Danke !!

Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/259157-REG/Giottos_AA1900_Rocket_Air_Blower.html

 

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