The terms used for the anatomy of a letter have changed many times in history, and honestly, nobody can agree on all of them. I've heard a counter called a "knockout", which may be correct when referring only to lead or wood type. We did our best to include the most agreed-upon parts of the letters, assembled into this fantastical ligatured form dreamed up by David Hennessy.
8.5"x11" Letterpress Print
Have you noticed that frame shops never go out of business? There's a reason. It's a highly specialized skill that requires individual attention. We recommend using your local framer.
Alternatively, frameusa.com has standard sized frames with many options.
ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All letterpress prints are slammed with 600 pounds of pressure, creating a deep, tactile texture. The ink gets embedded into the thick soft paper so it won't fade within your lifetime. Read more about letterpress printing here.
ABOUT THE IDEA
Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. I've designed these charts and maps with hours of research, reassembling data into a brain-friendly aesthetic. I edit the information significantly, avoiding the "dazzle" effect which occurs when our eyes are battered with too much information. Letterpress makes it even more gorgeous.
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