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Wells Institute Day Four: Books Are Actually Happening


Every press in the Wells type shop was humming today, even the creepy one that I don’t like. These books are actually coming together. Look at the image above, for example: Lead type printed on a ghost image after a pressure print using thread, tape and netting. For the same project, here are some O’s being held in place in a not-for-purists style:

And the results:

Some hand inking

yields some vibrant colors:

The line outside gets crowded with more stuff. And even I finally got going on a project:

All in all it has been a great day, even at the tough stressful points. And then there are other kinds of moments, like when we discovered that someone was accidentally being inspired by her own earrings.

And, finally, the Type Disaster update:

Look at how much progress has been made!

Tomorrow, Day Five, is our final day. All binding, all the time. Tune in tomorrow to see the finished books.

One comment on “Wells Institute Day Four: Books Are Actually Happening

  1. Glenn House, Sr.
    July 13, 2012

    Supremely talented and energetic group. Great illustration of the flying seashore bird.

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