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Chromatic Wood Type Explained
Posted by: Matt Rieck 1 year ago

In the middle of the American Victorian era (1860s–1870s) a new method of introducing a splash of color to letterpress printing was invented by William H. Page in Connecticut. Chromatic wood type allowed for a circus-like color effect to dance across the printed page. Through the passage of time and ...  read more

Tags: chromatic, circus type, William H Page, wood type, letterpress, printing, type, wooden type, wood,
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Wood Type Travelogue: Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory
Posted by: Matt Rieck 3 years, 1 month ago

This whole social media thing might take off. While visiting family in southeast Ohio, I posted to my personal Instagram account a photo of the word “OHIO” printed over a faux wood grain on a cigar box. Out of nowhere came an invitation in my Instagram comments to visit the ...  read more

Tags: wood type, type, letterpress, paper making, font, cleveland,
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As the Calendar Page Turns...
Posted by: Matt Rieck 3 years, 2 months ago

The marking of days in some form goes back millennia. Anthropologists have uncovered remains of ancient calendars all over the world. Famous American sci-fi TV series, “Star Trek,” employed a fictional system of measuring days called “Stardate.”  read more

Tags: calendar font, wood type, letterpress, gothic, calendar,
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One Year After Our Re-Launch (or What We've Learned)
Posted by: Matt Rieck 3 years, 2 months ago

We’re celebrating our one-year anniversary of re-launching Virgin Wood Type this month, and we’ve learned a lot to improve our products.  read more

Tags: wood, wood type, printing, letterpress, product line, type, font,
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Preissig Scrape in Use
Posted by: Geri McCormick 3 years, 10 months ago

This post is the first of an occasional series on how Virgin Wood Type fonts have been used in design.  read more

Tags: letterpress, p22, rich kegler, type, typeface, wood, wooden type, wood type, font, preissig scrape, printing, ceczh moderism,
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Four New Fonts, Two New VWTers
Posted by: Derek Crowe 3 years, 10 months ago

Today we’ve introduced 4 new fonts to the Virgin Wood Type catalog. A veritable cornucopia of extra virgin faces and designs we've offered in the past.  read more

Tags: letterpress, font, typeface, wood, wood type, type, wooden type, gothic 737, aldine expanded, aetna, preissig scrape, fat face, roman, clarendon, ceczh moderism, p22, rich kegler, david wolske, gothic, lineal, matt rieck, katie carey,
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We're Back
Posted by: Derek Crowe 4 years, 2 months ago

It's been just about eight months since the death of Bill Jones, the wits and energy behind the original Virgin Wood Type. In that time we (Geri McCormick, Paul Jones, Derek Crowe, and Stumpy the Cat) - with immense help from the openness found in the larger letterpress community – ...  read more

Tags: letterpress, wood type, printing,
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