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Heavy Metal

Originally uploaded by Jaypeg.

I followed a link to this lovely Flickr set of one woman's pictures of the letterpress workshop at an old place where she housesits, and I suddenly realized I had already been there! It's the Alembic Press, run by Claire and David Bolton. Claire is a PhD student here at Reading, and her husband David had me over to the workshop last winter to show me how their Monotype casters worked. (I was researching how math was set in metal type, and you can see in the photo here a galley of the HUGE index of math characters David has been working on for a while now.) I’m really jealous of this woman getting to freely tinker with all their type and presses: they have an amazing collection of stuff.

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