The OCB, Em Space, and ADX have been working in partnership to do something we’ve long dreamt about: produce letterpress wood type. We recently completed our first test type which exceeded our, well my, expectations. The idea is to use modern equipment to clear away the waste wood and use hand finishing to complete each letter. Our test cut has even unexpectedly wound up being included in Wood Type, Evolved: Experimental Letterpress & Relief Printing in the 21st Century, an exhibition curated by April Sheridan and Nick Sherman at Columbia College.
Hot dog! Now onto the next test cuts!