Virgin Wood Type

I teach letterpress at the university I work at and I am always on the hunt for supplies and type pieces we can add to our growing letterpress studio. I was lucky enough this year to get some additionally funding to buy a new wood type set. In my searches online I stumbled upon a wood type making company called Virgin Wood Type and to my surprise and delight they were located about a fifteen minute drive from my parents house. 

I planned a trip home to visit my parents and coordinated a visit and tour to Virgin Wood Type's studio in Brighton, NY. I met with owner, Geri McCormick, who was kind enough to walk my dad and I through her process of making wood type. I had already ordered a 15 line version of Franklin Gothic for her so I had the privilege of seeing her start to craft the type pieces we now have at Judson University! If you are interested in her work, take a look at their Web site: http://www.virginwoodtype.com/
 

Owner of Virgin Wood Type, Geri McCormick, showing us how she cuts wood type from a pattern. 

Owner of Virgin Wood Type, Geri McCormick, showing us how she cuts wood type from a pattern.