Thursday, March 5, 2009

Athenaeum Press

I've said it before, but I love type - old type, letterpress type, advertising type. When I stumble across others that have found ways to share their love of type, it can be very inspiring.
Athenaeum Press, which is run by Peder Singleton has her own collection of Urban Typography, embracing in a way that Douglas Wilson does (he has a link to his urban typography photos on flickr), but taking it one step further......Taking photos of typography, they have been manipulated so that letterpress prints could be reproduced from the images. A really lovely to preserve some of these artworks and signs that are slowly being demolished.

The prints can be bought here.
(PS There's also a great intro to letterpress on their site, complete with an interactive press that you can click on)
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