Archived entries for Free Stuff

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 11. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

Specimen Sunday

sequential pg. 47 (high-res scan here; right click to download)

 

Sweet Somethings + Giveaway

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!

Each greeting was lovingly set by hand in 12 point ATF News Gothic metal type.

A 10 line wood type heart was printed in four pastel, candy-heart colors with a vigorous kiss.

The one-color (passionate, Fireball Red) postcard backs were composed from foundry metal type and brass rule.

Eat your heart out Cupid. Nothing will besot your beloved quite like letterspaced Bodoni and Steelplate Gothic Shaded caps.

Specimen Sunday

Page 6 from the American Wood Type Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 36. Free high res download.

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 10. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 9. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

 

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 8. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.

Specimen Sunday

Page 5 from the American Wood Type Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 36. Free high res download.

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 7. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.

Specimen Sunday

sequential pg. 43 (high-res scan here; right click to download)

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 6. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.

Specimen Sunday

sequential pg. 42 (high-res scan here; right click to download)

Specimen Sunday

Page 4 from the American Wood Type Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 36. Free high res download.

Gothic Extras by Dharma Type

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.

 

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 5. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.

Specimen Sunday

sequential pg. 40 (high-res scan here; right click to download)

Specimen Sunday

sequential pg. 39 (high-res scan here; right click to download)

Specimen Sunday

Though the caption says “Hand-finishing wood type,” the worker is actually finishing semicircular slabs out of which wood type would be cut. Notice the stack of slabs in the background.

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 4. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.

Specimen Sunday

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?

Specimen Sunday

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.

Specimen Sunday

sequential pg. 38 (high-res scan here; right click to download)

Specimen Sunday

Page 2 from the American Wood Type Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 36. The tipped in list with prices effective August 1, 1950 seems to indicate that AWT used this catalog for at least 14–15 years. For the collectors out there, here’s a link to a high res download.

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 2. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.

Specimen Sunday

You want to see more of the 1936 American Wood Type Mfg. Co. specimen/catalog? Ok, but only because you asked nicely. High resolution image available here.

Specimen Sunday

This oversized (10.25 x 13.75 inch) American Wood Type Mfg. Co. specimen/catalog from 1936 is a beauty. High resolution image available here, because Letterpress Daily loves you.

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960

Download (right click on link) a high resolution image here.



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