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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

t-Y-p-E

Earlier this year, while visiting some friends in Greensboro, NC, my wife and I happened across a really nice antique store that was selling old printing press equipment, from type slugs to the cabinets in which they had been stored.



I picked up a few slugs as gifts for designers I know, as well as some for myself, with the idea of doing some sort of project with them (a poster? t-shirts?). So far I've just been toying around in Photoshop and Illustrator:







Any brilliant ideas about what to do with these? I'm all ears.

2 comments:

Ellie said...

Where was it that you picked those up? I really like the lowercase and uppercase together.

Aaron Rester said...

If I'm remembering correctly it was http://www.downtowngreensboro.org/citylight/go/marys-antiques - apparently she also does the endcap displays for Fresh Market?