Thursday, April 29, 2010

Woodtype from the Underworld

The basement printshop of WNYBAC has a treasure trove of wood and metal typefaces. WNYBAC member and designer Brian Grunert recently descended the staircase into the printshop to unearth and print some wood type fonts (that have never been digitized) for use on the new Anaïs Mitchell album: Hadestown . Some things just cant be faked in photoshop. This is real woodtype with hand inking used in the design. A previous project with woodtype via WNYBAC was the Woody Guthrie Live Wire CD packaging. More and more people are realizing that hand printed and handmade art and design has applications for even mass produced items. This is a good thing.

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