Monday, January 27, 2014

Can't digitize this












Evidence:


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  1. Oh Lord, that VP. I can't hear anything over it.

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    1. Yes, exactly. SO SHINY PAY NO ATTENTION TO ANYTHING ELSE ADMIRE MEEEEEEEEEE

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    2. Oh, now I get it, I was a bit slow. Vanishing Point! Yes, I love that object -- and it's also a good match for the color of my Alpina.

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  2. Interesting paper. Great typeface on the Alpina

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  3. Seriously sexy SSS'es in that Berkshire text! I stumbled into a local coffee bar on the Lower East Side and the barista and some folks at the counter were talking typewriters and ribbons. One was an artist who uses typewriters to make his illustrations -- and he does them on fancy old paper, which he collects. And the barista was looking for an Underwood Champion or a Royal 10. I don't have either (well, my Royal 10 is buried, for now, but that's another story.) Still, they're gonna drop by my office/typewriter storage unit and I'll see if I can hook them up with a machine.

    Great-looking Alpina typeface, too. Reminds me of Oliver Printype. Are you using a carbon ribbon? I finally got my Alpina humming, thanks, in part, to your help. Typing with it is like shearing a happy Alpaca. (What the hell does that mean?)

    You can check out the typeface on mine here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfBUMHgCMAANhEg.jpg

    Rob in NYC

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    1. Sounds like a great typewriter encounter!

      I'm just using a regular ribbon. The platen is rock hard, I think I'll send it to Short. Marlize L reports that the name of this typeface is Elite Imperialschrift 11 cpi. Cheers from one Alpaca shearer to another.

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  4. Wow, an old letterpressed paper sample booklet! Those are certainly engravings - my Monsen Type Manual from the '20's lists photorealistic engraving services for printers as if it were no more difficult to do than taking a photograph today. The skillset that must have been lost when commercial engraving was supplanted by the photo processes must have been truly staggering.

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  5. seriously cool post. I'd love to spend some time going over that book in person - I need to touch the paper.

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