Typography Sleuth

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Instant lettering had its heydey before I began design school. In a way, I think that I missed out. Although kerning type with a computer is about 1000 times easier than with rub-off lettering, there is something extremely satisfying about using the stuff. Thankfully, there are piles of it just waiting to be found and used. I have used rub-off lettering in my paintings for several years, but just recently became interested in introducing it into bookbinding projects. I particularly like how it lends itself to treating typography as images, rather than just symbols or characters to be read and understood.

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