Typesetting Joy

Thanks to the wonderful Ed at The Hell-Box Letter Foundry (http://letterpressworks.co.uk/?page_id=23), today our volunteers experienced the joys of “dissing” a fount of letterpress type.

They started with the full block of type, pictured here:



Taking the type a line at a time, they split up the individual letters with tweezers, putting each letter into its correct slot in the type tray:


They deserve the highest commendation for approaching the task with humour, resilience and aplomb. What a team!


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