Wood Type Revival

Wood Type Revival, which began as a Kickstarter project created by Matt Griffin and Matt Braun, is now offering four digital typefaces created from rare historic wood type, including a really gorgeous version of Roycroft.

The aim of the project is to acquire ten fonts of rare historic wood type representing faces that are not available in the world of digital typography. The faces will be printed on an old Vandercook proof press, scanned, and digitized as opentype fonts. Those fonts will then be for sale as digital downloads on this site.

Matt Griffin is one of the founders of the design firm Bearded. He also teaches letterpress printing to young designers at Carnegie Mellon University. Matt Braun is a senior designer at Bearded and letterpress printer.

via swissmiss