Thank You for Coming!

On Saturday, March 15, we flung open wide the doors to the shop to anyone and everyone. We wanted to share with our friends, old and new, what we're doing and how we do it.

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Every Which Way
Posted by: Matt Rieck 10 years, 2 months ago

Here at Virgin Wood Type (VWT) world headquarters, every dawn springs with the potential of finding a gem passed over or forgotten. For instance, in November while looking through a box of shapes from American Wood Type (AWT) Geri came across some beat up arrows. One was curved, and the ...  read more


Brevity in Stencil
Posted by: Derek Crowe 10 years, 3 months ago

I’ve spent the majority of my life earnestly pursuing an opportunity to be in outer space.  read more

Tags: type, typeface, wood, wooden type, wood type, stencil, brevity code, furball, specimen,

How the Grinch Stole Aetna
Posted by: Geri McCormick 10 years, 4 months ago

After the Grinch hassled those lovable Whos in Who-ville,He set about to see what was what in Rochester-ville.  read more


Preissig Scrape in Use
Posted by: Geri McCormick 10 years, 5 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,

Four New Fonts, Two New VWTers
Posted by: Derek Crowe 10 years, 5 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,

We're Back
Posted by: Derek Crowe 10 years, 9 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,