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Re: [PPLetterpress] the Zen of distributing new type

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  • heidrun mumper-drumm
    I hand-set type as often as I can. Not only do I enjoy the process, I like the discipline [if that is the correct word] which hand-setting type imposes on
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      I hand-set type as often as I can. Not only do I enjoy the process, I like the 'discipline' [if that is the correct word] which hand-setting type imposes on the design.

      Heidrun

      -----Original Message-----
      >From: lemontreepress@...
      >Sent: Jul 18, 2007 11:10 AM
      >To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [PPLetterpress] the Zen of distributing new type
      >
      >When Harold Berliner was selling his foundry I bought the remaining Civilite
      >he had on the shelf. I had been having a long and very enjoyable e-mail
      >correspondence with Paul Hayden Duensing who had cut and cast the original
      >matrices of the Zapf design and I decided I'd like to use it some day. Paul had
      >sent me copies of Zapf's original drawings which I treasure as well as some
      >interesting notes about the getting Civilite from the drawing board to the
      >foundry. I only got around to distributing the new type this past month when I
      >had some free time and I have to say it was a great experience, very Zen. Not
      >the easiest thing with a whole case of ligitures, swashes and
      >alternatives...But you really get to KNOW your type. I'm not sure when I will use it. Paul
      >did send me a lovely book----(Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Devil's Thoughts
      >Winterton Press designed by Jerry Kelly,1989) which uses this unusual face to
      >its very best advantage. At any rate, the point is that distributing type can
      >be very pleasurable and rewarding and I'm sorry that many new letterpress
      >printers will never have the opportunity.
      >
      >Nancy Bloch
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