Updates from Ashantilly

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I’m already about halfway through my time here at Ashantilly, whooaa. I feel like I can’t set type or print fast enough. So much to explore and print!

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More cards, ready to be folded. Look at those sweet birds.

Today I tackled setting the Bembo (but, alas, didn’t get to the italic).

I found the sweetest box of linocuts, possibly by Anne Lee? We’re not sure how old they are (maybe sixties or seventies?), or what they were used for.

This tympan has lived a life. We have exactly three registration pins in the shop right now, that I can find(!).

And, we had a big ol’ rainstorm today.

Xxoo!

Updates from Ashantilly

Typesetting

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Today I set a lot of type for the type specimen book. At first I was thinking “rrgg!” every time I had to set a line of 6 point type, but by the end of the day it was ok; maybe my clumsy fingers just needed to warm up. I am looking forward to printing this tiny type; when printed well it is so crisp! I’m finding a lot of joy in this process: exploring all of the typefaces, putting dotted lines between them, and encountering challenges (can you spy the monogram typeface? No numbers there! I think I handled this gracefully, though).

Xxoo!

Typesetting