in the ongoing explorations in the shop a new series Typeface of the Month (or some other determinate time span) for taking a closer look at a particular face and not so many rules other than size of page and only letters no ornaments or dingbats except of course right off the (ding)bat there is one, an ornament that is, in the case with the Goudy so that’s fair game and collaboration no that isn’t quite the right word contributory one can choose to participate or not already a few have happened which is fun to see and here’s the rub since it’s shop wide you have to set and print and put it back so others can use the type so there’s something about that the finiteness of it I suppose
although it’s Poetry Month I don’t want to put the weight of a poem or poem-like thing on it, so out with the words, and pare down more, to only vowels, which makes it seem – or shall I say keeps it related to what else I’ve been working on already somehow that relativity gives me permission for the excursion – and I want to use the Daredevil furniture, the circle – fortunately there is some 18 point so that’s an option, and the first thought is that in one pass and something else maybe not all the same, using the proof press/free page placement next week but while I’m setting up the C&P why not get a bit more on the page OH! 48 point YUM! ah and throw in a colon
mix orange with transparent base and copper from previous printings and there’s something I think with the ink, a moveable non-printingness which I never quite figure out but I decide or at least mostly convince myself that it doesn’t matter and just crank out the stack of them and go with it and so there it is get through the stack and put the type away and clean up the press and figuring out how to trim it and already thinking of what will go on the second layer!