Summer Make-a-tion kicked off this year with a field trip to The Living Letter Press, one of our favorite local maker friendly resources. In this workshop we hand set original wood type and created two different one of a kind posters based on famous quotes that we picked out as a group.
We all got to browse through their enormous cases of type to pick out the exact letters we wanted for every word. We searched through both their upper cases and their lower cases of type. Yes, that’s where those terms come from – how neat is that! In fact many of the terms used in modern word processing programs have their origins in the physical workings of letterpress shops. Visit the Living Letter Press and you’ll be sure to learn more examples.