Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Woodtype for Woody

Guthrie that is. The WNY Book Arts Collaborative assisted in a unique typographic treatment for the first ever "Live" Woody Guthrie recording release. The CD comes in a small but lush 72 page hardcover book with metallic inks and papers, yet highly sensitive to the aesthetic of Guthrie in the 1940s. Designed by Grammy award winning designer Susan Archie (You thought I was going to say Brian Grunert, not this time, but it's nice that WNYBAC has 2 Grammy award winning designers as cohorts), the wood type from the collection of Paradise Press (Buffalo's letterpress treasure trove) was printed and scanned with irregularities and wood grain that cannot be reproduce in a standard digital font. A generous thank you in the back of the book to The WNY Book Arts Collaborative is a nice feather in our collective cap. Sales of the book benefit the Woody Guthrie Foundation and from one non profit venture to another, WNYBAC was happy to donate its services.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

TypeCon2008 public meeting Nov 6

TypeCon2008 Buffalo Town Hall Meeting – Tuesday, November 6
SOTA‘s going back to Buffalo next week to meet with local crew and others interested in helping to develop the TypeCon2008 program and extracurricular activities.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Old Editions Book Shop & Cafe
74 East Huron Street
Buffalo, NY
Directions to TypeCon2008 Planning Meeting

All type lovers are encouraged to join us for this fun and informative brainstorming meeting. Coffee and dessert will be served to help fuel your creative juices.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend, but please RSVP so we know how much caffeine and sugar to have on hand. Email: richard at p22.com and info at typesociety.org
If you can‘t make it to this meeting but would like to participate, please email us at info at typesociety.org. Spread the word to your type-loving friends - everyone is welcome in building the best TypeCon ever!