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Wood type and Letterpress in Heraldry

This is a letterpress project developed by Petrescu Press, that for several reasons, we decided to take the time and write about; these are some of them: – the entire project is started from scratch, the design that was first to be conceived, with the wood type made after; – the design is made so […]

Assab Futurismo Typeface

Redesign and Wood Type by Petrescu Press This project started with Mrs. Mary Jane Curry’s initiative, who discovered it, and wished to have a wood type set with this typeface. She co-opted Mr. Walters, who also became very excited by this endeavor, and the opportunity to print with ”this wild 1920’s typeface”. He provided us […]

Letterpress revival

I will write a few words about the present position of letterpress revival. Of late years, a kind of revival has been going on, as a protest against the conviction, with all our modern advanced technology, mechanical achievements, comforts, and luxuries; life is growing “uglier every day”. In the first place, the very fact that […]