Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Here comes the Black Menace (another M word!)

This from the often info-apocryphal abyss of Wikipedia: "Cooper Black was advertised as being 'for far-sighted printers with near-sighted customers,' as well as 'the Black Menace' by detractors."

I've never been a huge fan of Cooper Black myself, but for the Em Space abecedarium I chose M and that big fat letter seemed to demand a big fat font. Luckily there were just enough Ms in the drawer to make my print. What a delight to find those brackets, too!

This ink-stained copy is all I have left after barely making the number required for the edition (26, of course). Check out this and the rest of the alphabet—all printed by Em Space members as a fundraiser for our facility—at Em Space itself (opening Oct. 5, and up for some weeks) and at the Letterpress Printers Fair at ADX on Oct. 13.


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