Sometimes you strike gold when browsing antique shops. When I saw this amazing set of letterpress wood type and without having to think too hard I bought it. I love it and have great plans for my letters. There are about 4 different alphabets – full alphabets I must add and all sorts of odd characters, a few foreign chaps and some old logos. I am already using it to hand print headings and cards although the effect of hand printing is quite different from what they would look like if printed with a press but it is extremely pleasing. When I am not using them, then they will live on the wall in my studio with a perspex cover. I also want to spend time photographing it and disguising the word ‘higgledy-piggledy’ within!

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