DIY PROJECT: Hand-Stamped Type


Patrick sometimes brings home odds and ends from his days at the naval yard - a few weeks ago he brought home a couple pounds of letterpress type that he collected while cleaning out letterpress drawers for the found objects department. i'm still looking around for a type holder so that i might be able to stamp out a few words at a time, but until then i tried making a few hand stamped business cards by using one letter at a time - it's in imperfect process, but i really like the hand made feel.



I've seen type holders for larger wood blocks of type, but never anything small enough to hold and stamp with small lead type. i'm still scouring the internet for something that will work.

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