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Today's Inspiration: Tuscan Obmree and Modern Day Typecasters
Last year at the APA Wayzgoose at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum I stumbled across Hill and Dale Typefoundry's table at the swap meet. There I met 24 Point Tuscan Obmree (also known as Romantique or Cleo). It's noted this type design dates back to 1846 or before. This one spoke to me. And having this font in my collection I have managed to make some good use out of it so far.
Hill and Dale's proprietor, Richard L. Hopkins, is one of just a few people casting type today. Mr. Hopkins is featured in my friend Erin Beckloff's Pressing On: The Letterpress Film. This film is currently looking for Kickstarter funding as well and will feature a host of other fantastic characters in the letterpress world.
I love this font and love that people are still preserving the craft of typecasting for contemporary printers to enjoy.
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