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Cococello is Deb Pang Davis. Independent print and digital designer, educator and soon-to-be-author.

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Letterpress Printing: Handmade Wood Type Blocks

Letterpress Printing: Handmade Wood Type Blocks

These wood type blocks from Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co. in Rochester, New York are the epitome of handcrafted beauty.

I'm still finding gems in Central New York. It simply takes more time and you have to look harder.

Below are just a few of their pantograph-cut faces and shapes.

Gothic 540

© Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co. — Gothic 540

© Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co. — Gothic 540

Mansard Extra Bold

© Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co. — Mansard

© Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co. — Mansard

Simple Shapes

© Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co. — Simple Shapes

© Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co. — Simple Shapes

Be sure to check out their instagram feed. It's one of my favorites!

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