Archive for January, 2011

Wonky type

16 January 2011

When Brian Webb briefed us about this Double Crown Club invitation, we asked if he’d mind if the type and the panel were printed square on the page. We didn’t fancy imposing a forme that wasn’t all right angles. He thought it would look better if they weren’t straight, so we said we’d see what we could do.

The panel was a piece of wood letter printed upside down. We put a couple of quads in the forme to create the angle. When it was printed we set the 18 pt Gill Bold in a block the same dimensions as the wood letter and locked it in the same forme. To our pleasure, not only was the type held firmly in place, but it was only 3 pt away from the position we wanted.


2010 in review

2 January 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 35 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 104 posts. There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 22nd with 113 views. The most popular post that day was Internships January to March 2011.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for eric gill, gill sans poster, evelin kasikov, catherine hiley, and gill cameo.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Internships January to March 2011 November 2010


Eric Gill poster April 2009


‘The Letterpress Shakespeare’ from Matrix 27 June 2008


36 pt Gill Cameo Ruled July 2009


Gill Sans poster February 2010