Last week I realized a decade long dream with the release of Aldine Expanded. Working from proofs of an incomplete font in my collection, as well as scans of a specimen included in Rob Roy Kelly’s American Wood Type, I redrew this classic design. But here’s where the story gets good: the Virgin Wood Type Mfg. Co. is producing and selling new fonts of end grain wood type from my drawings. Over the next week or so I will be posting more details about the process. For now, enjoy this video – produced by Paul Dodd and Bill Jones – showing how the laser-cut templates are used to cut the typeface into blocks of end grain maple.
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