Letterpress Printing: Expanded Version
The follow-up class to the Letterpress class I took this summer at UArts. It’s 10 weeks of typesetting by hand! Don’t worry if it’s your first time, the class promises to cover the basics and build up to more advanced techniques. If you are in the Philadelphia area, and have a love for type, I highly recommend it.
I’m definitely signing up! I’m registered!
Type Culture: Movies
Speaking of type, TypeCulture has a handful of great videos on typesetting and some of the old metal juggernauts like Letterpress Printing, The Linotype, and The Ludlow Typograph Machine. My favorite is an excerpt from The Design to The Print by Frederic W. Goudy called The Creation of a Printing Type. Getting to watch Mr. Goudy working is thoroughly humbling.
Finally! The Descent—the movie that scared me shitless back in April—is finally being released in the US next Friday (August 4). Despite the lame US poster that is clearly trying too hard, and the less than enticing marketing (“From the Studio that brought you Saw and Hostel”), The Descent delivers a satisfying, if not gasping panic-filled, breath of fresh air. If only there were more horror movies like this being produced.
A brief, but inspiring, article from the latest ReadyMade on how to start saving and planning your future for all of us freelancers and self-employed. This is something that often gets grossly overlooked when you go out on your own. You still have to cover your ass, and it’s much easier than you think.
I’ll be taking part in the Multiple Sclerosis: City to the Shore Bike Tour on September 16th by riding 75 miles (from Cherry Hill, NJ to Ocean City) with a bunch of friends on Team Schmeam. I’m trying to drum up some pledges to reach my goal of $250.00. Every little bit counts, and only takes a couple minutes to pledge. So, if you have some time and a couple bucks, please help me out. I promise to do my best not to pass out on the ride. Luckily for them, The MS Society’s reception of your pledges isn’t contingent on me actually making it.