Act Quickly Summer is Almost Over

When I woke up this morning I realized that July 31 is coming up on Wednesday, which means there’s only a month of summer left. I panicked and fled to the letterpress shop to compose myself.

These little “ACT QUICKLY SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER” broadsides (can you call them broadsides if they’re not broad?) are printed on Japanese paper I bought in Toyko in March at Ito Ya. It’s a “sampler pack” of 10cm x 10cm pieces, 100 to a pack, for ¥504 (about $5.25 Canadian).

I think the next level up in my career as a printer will be learning to cut lead type for kerning: the “LY” in “QUICKLY” is quite unappealing as it is here, rectangles being rectangles; cutting a notch in the “L” and the “Y” so that they can hug more naturally would fix that.

Act Quickly: Summer is Almost Over

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