Promised Land

20 March 2009

One of the great things about being here with Michael is that we are visiting people in the lettering and printing community.

Yesterday we went across to Berkeley on the train. It was a gloriously sunny spring day. Our first visit was to letter cutter Chris Stinehour, whose picture is here. After lunch Chris took us up into the hills where we had an astounding view of the Bay area. On the way back down I thought that if I’d come here in my twenties I might never have gone back. Chuck Berry’s promised land was Los Angeles, but this may well be mine.

Chris left us at the workshop of David Goines, whose Constructed Roman Alphabet was given to me not long after I started Hand & Eye. It was exciting and slightly surreal to drop in on someone whose book I’ve known for over twenty years.

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