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[Michael Hodgson] This all started with Eric Baker, who emailed Tom Ingalls, who emailed Alyson Kuhn, who emailed Pam & Kim at W&H, who emailed me: Jayme Odgers is having a show and can you blog about it for Felt & Wire? Of course I said No, I…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] J'aime Bastille Day. I have celebrated July 14 in several cities, and today I am fêting Le Quatorze Juillet in Napa. I have invited some friends over for the afternoon. These two French stamps, which I bought at the Musée de la Poste in Pari…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Oh-là-là! Behold the Eiffel Tower made of cork and wire, the handiwork of artist Steven Leslie, who also thought of Cork & Wire as the title for this post. We could refer to his workplay as a courk de force. This Eiffel Tower was commiss…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Typeface, Justine Nagan's film about the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum premiered at TypeCon2009 in Atlanta last week. About 300 type types {type aficionados, typophiles, tiposcenti, typomaniacs &c.} attended the screening and t…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Handwriting = Typography is the title of an upcoming workshop at the San Francisco Center for the Book {SFCB}, taught by renowned calligrapher Georgianna Greenwood. This notion seems the perfect follow-up to last week’s posts about TypeCon20…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] I saw an advance screening of "Julie & Julia" last week in Napa. I enjoyed the film so much that I was sad when it ended. One little line, spoken by Julie, piqued my interest in a big way. Julie’s husband asks her how the world knows so…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] The Walt Disney Family Museum opened in San Francisco’s Presidio on October 1. Emdash has put the Museum’s mark, created by Pentagram, on an identity system that is simple, elegant, and letterpress printed in sunflower yellow. Richard Ben…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] My friend Erin at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum is a great web scout. She recently sent out this e-nticing subject line: Philatelic Font-ophiles. Erin promised that This short blog post about UK mailboxes and fonts will make you swo…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] I recently chatted with designer Yael Miller and letterpress printer Ben Levitz about these perfectly pretty labels. Yael had a “pretty easy” time getting Raven Thomas, the owner of Painted Pretzel, on board with letterpress printing. Ben…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Paper engineer Matt Shlian teaches in the art department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. But last Monday, he led a workshop for Avanti {greeting card publisher} in Detroit. A couple of weeks before that, he conducted a workshop i…
 

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