June 30th, 2010



Finally went to Arion Press and got type (letterpress) samples.  People there were very helpful.  Lots of long corridors filled with drawers of type.

Turns out that my concerns about the melting point of lead were unnecessary. (lead 600+F and alcolhol burns  at 500F).  Just came home with the type and have been experimenting.   It will clealry work.  I've got samples of "Gill" font at 12 and 14 pts.  Think I'll get the 12 point.  It's clearly going to need a delicate touch and some new skills to write sentences easily in wax.

Chose Gill because it's non serif and what they call a humanizing font i.e. not quite so perfectly symetrical.  Apparently it was derived from London subway signs.

I'm going to need to make a metal sample asap to understand how it looks more clearly.

Meanwhile I've been working on dark silver astronomicals this week.  I should have a small suite of them for the NasFic.

Mood:  I have type!!!!