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January 26, 2008

Thoughtful design through useful tools

January 22, 2008

California Job Case layout

There are hundreds (if not more) of type case layouts. Most of the cases we have in the studio are California Job Case layouts. Originally, cases were divided according to upper and lower case, but the job case combines these two cases (so that you can complete the 'job' with one 'case'). californiaJobCase.png

January 21, 2008

Screenprinting materials resources

There are numerous places to get materials and supplies in the Twin Cities, including:

Northwest Graphic Supply
4200 E. Lake St. in Minneapolis
Open Monday-Friday, 8:15a-5pm

Polymer plate resources in the Twin Cities

There are several companies in the Twin Cities that do commercial polymer plate letterpress, including:

Lunalux –
The Indulgence Press –
Studio on Fire – http://www.
Blinc Publishing –

The following resource shows some examples of this process in contemporary design:

See how Aesthetic Apparatus 'does it'

Inking a Vandercook press

Hand setting letterpress type