A-ssortment: 3 answers & an addendum by Antonio Alcalá

[Alyson Kuhn] My friend Antonio Alcalá has a lot of A’s in his  name. His design firm — in Alexandria, Va. — is called Studio A. As you might imagine, Antonio has just the type of letter collection I adore. I recently asked him about the provenance of some of my fAves. His answers are assiduously anecdotal.

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Destinations: Sean Adams, in a tropical mode

[Sean Adams] Each September I go to Kona Village on the big island of Hawaii. Kona Village is not right for you if you like lots of noise, wild evenings and loud television. Furthermore »

The Vandercook 100: Call for entries

[Heather Mitchell] The Vandercook 100 is a self-publishing venture by my letterpress studio Just Vandy. I find myself inspired by so many fellow printmakers who share my passion. In The Vandercook 100, I envision a book that will feature these printmakers, the diversity of their printing environments, and most importantly their love for the Vandercook proof press. Read on to find out how you can be among the 100 Vandercook press owners to be featured.
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In the thin of it: Patrick Reagh’s letterpress tribute to Elegy

[Alyson Kuhn] Typophiles, take note! There’s a new font in town … with a profile that will make you smile. If this typeface reminds you of something — perhaps something beautiful from your past — here’s a hint: Its name, Elegy, is a tribute to Aaron Burns, one of the original founders of International Typeface Corporation.

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Brand New conference

Will you be in NYC  November 5? Adjust your schedule to include Brand New, a one-day conference organized by our friends at UnderConsideration. Great international speaker roster exploring the development of corporate and brand identity projects. [LS]

Say “Hello!” to Bella Card Company

Our newest seller at the Felt & Wire Shop, Bella Card Company, is on a mission to “keep the beauty of snail mail alive.” Do your part by sending your friends a fun and lively card just to say hello, or brighten up their day with wise words from Audrey Hepburn and other notable quotables.

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