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all of U

and the final / last step / icing on the cake – the metal type – take out ALL the us – for the others, well some of them at least, in the 24 point I didn’t use them all … Continue reading

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missing u

the next layer except oops, in this face where all the other vowels have (at least) four instances there are only three u, and it doesn’t occur to me until later – hung up on the missing u thing – … Continue reading

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blue u

u … the end is in sight? oh but what about sometimes y? hmn well I don’t have to decide about that just yet, this is the first layer of u, the wood – went through the drawers and picked … Continue reading

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rows of Os

time for the metal! and the silver ink! and some symmetric except for how they are positioned on the type, others slightly not and yet the eye still enjoys the roundness smooth simple bubbles rings sometimes interlocking in the overlap … Continue reading

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Special Collections and Archives at Robert E. Kennedy Library

We got to the Cal Poly campus early for our tour at the Shakespeare Press Museum and headed to the library. My mom wanted to get some books, and had the thought I might want to check out some of the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Press Museum

My mom and I had previously gone (whoa! almost five years ago!) to visit the Shakespeare Press Museum at a time when we thought it would be open, but it turned out not to be, so it went on the … Continue reading

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IONTW – July 23, 2017

For consideration in the “would you rather be a zebra or giraffe?” question – we have stripes! The swirl of cells as we grow is a really amazing thing to try to visualize. And then there’s practical visualization you might call … Continue reading

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