wood types.

May 12, 2009
i stumbled across the most amazing little museum yesterday. and the best part was that i could visit it from the comfort of my very own couch. the web museum of wood types is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of wood types and engraved blocks like the beauties shown above. if you find yourself ogling fonts on a regular basis (and i know you do), you will love this little curiosity shop.  check it out here.
{found via design observer}

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  • Reply cindy : quaint May 12, 2009 at 11:15 am

    the museum looks great. lots of inspiration to be found there.

  • Reply knack May 12, 2009 at 11:41 am

    oooh…… I have some wood type blocks and one of them is the pointing finger! I LOVE them…….. xo

  • Reply doebmom May 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    several months ago I started to buy letterpress blocks, thinking it might be my “learn a new skill” for this year–planned to buy a small handpress, until I discovered they are more expensive than I’d hoped (and mightn’t work with all of my new blocks! anyway, I love these too. My favorite (of mine) is a tiny spreading oak tree. when you get home, i’ll show you…

  • Reply Julia May 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    These are so neat! I wonder how different they are than the metal ones?

  • Reply simplesong May 12, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    sigh … i love wood type.

  • Reply {lovely little things} May 13, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Those are some beauties, great styles and fonts too, what a fun find!

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