Once you’ve started paying attention to type it’s hard to stop.  The interest just keeps growing and growing and one starts appreciating all sorts of stuff that wasn’t even on the radar before.  When I lived in Memphis one of the best things to do was to drive around the southern half of the city looking at all the old rusted hand painted signs that were everywhere.  They looked so fantastic.  So then I stumbled upon this site which showcases hand painted type from all over the world and satisfies all sorts of type/paint/color lust.  Now that one can use polymer plates instead of just metal type on a press the possibilities for letterpressed hand drawn type and designs are endless!  Here is a letterpressed alphabet made by typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische.

See what I mean? Awesome! Also, please check out Jessica Hische here.  You will be happy you did!

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