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  • Writer's pictureSofia Maria Paz

New Life at Pyracantha Press

Yours truly is officially the new gradutate creative research assistant at Pyracanthra Press. Oh how I adore my job title! Makes me feel royal. I get to learn the ins and outs of letterpress printing by helping redesign the lettepress and book arts studios, and contribute to creative projects produced by Pyracantha Press. First order of buisness; catalogue North America's largest type collection!

Professors Dan Mayer and Heather Green are enless pools of knowledge about letterperss, and I cannot wait to learn all that I can from them. There is nothing more rewarding than having a job you love doing and being able to work with people you admire. Also I get to learn all the names of the typefaces! As I catalogue them, my mind tends fantasize that they are the names of my many boyfriends; there's Cooper, Baskerville, Palatino, Berhnard.,...

OK, back to reality! Onward to catalogue the rest of the heap. Place your bets on how many type cases you think there are in total. My money is on 3,652.


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