Archived entries for Free Stuff
The first five people to like Smart & Wiley on Facebook will receive a hand written note on a one-of-a-kind makeready postcard from the press run. We’ll also throw in a bonus makeready card for the first five to make a purchase through our Felt & Wire shop.
Smart & Wiley’s latest offering is a set of four Valentine’s Day postcards, just right for the type/letterpress lover in your life. See more pictures on our website, check out our Facebook page, and pick up a set for you and your sweetie from our Felt & Wire shop before they’re gone!
The excellent, free Gothic Extras family, by Dharma Type (using a vintage Hamilton Mfg. Co. catalog as a model), includes borders, dashes, and ornaments. Be sure to also check out Dharma Type’s equally fantastic wood type inspired fonts Dharma Gothic, Dharma Slab, Rama Gothic, and Rama Slab.
The typeface paired here with Gothic Extras’ borders and dashes is League Gothic (a revival of ATF’s Alternate Gothic No. 1), another great, free download available from The League of Moveable Type.
Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 4. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.
By 1960 wood type was a hard sell, as evidenced by the emphasis here – two mentions in two paragraphs – on the economical benefits of its use. Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 3. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.
The caption for the lower right image reads, “Note size of type compared to finisher’s hands.” You should also note that the 5s pictured are Cooper Black and appear to be around 72 line (12 inch), maybe larger. Because who doesn’t need a font or two of 72 line Cooper Black?
Page 3 from the American Wood Type Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 36. Wondering what that sweet script/cursive face is that’s being used for the running headers and face identification? Oddly enough, it’s called Gillies Gothic. Working on building your letterpress library? Here’s a free high res download.