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I‘ve got a wonderful change of pace post for today! The always magnificent Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press has printed an amazing holiday poster and did a wonderful write up on the creation of the poster and some great tidbits regarding the type and ornaments she used. You can buy one of these lovely pieces at her etsy shop! Thanks for everything, Jen! ‘Happy Holidays’ poster by Starshaped Press (Jennifer Farrell) In ...

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Back to back A’s this week, just because I love them so much! This guy is solid, meaty and wonderfully angular. I love the uneven stroke weight from one side of the letter to another. This guy has been cut into, as many A’s are, for kerning. The serifs on the bottom are so wide that the space between them is just a hairline, an interestingly delicate detail in what ...

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Isn’t this a sad sight? This came in a mixed lot with a bunch of large type, and this letterform would be quite large at full size… easily over 6 inches tall. On top of the top being lopped off, the letter had been cut into for kerning on the right side. The face is absolutely lovely, with flashes of the golden wood visible alongside specks of blue and red ...

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Yay! A lovely typeface and a lovely ampersand! With all of the concave indentations on the outer edges of the stroke this ends up being quite the complicated figure. I love how angular and pointed this guy is, yet the two counters are so simple. This ampersand has a nice solid base, it feels very sturdy and has a great presence. Style: Antique Tuscan Style first appeared: 1849 Size: 20 line Manufacturer: American Wood ...

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