I’m hoping all this learning, studying, discovering will give me some advantage in old age.
Today I’m reading about ATF type vs monotype. And then there’s Ludlow, which I bought accidentally. I now know that News Gothic made by one foundry won’t necessarily work with one made at another. I’m wishing I hadn’t tried to pinch pennies by buying a limited type set. I bought a set of News Gothic, but with only one letter of each, they are not much use. I also should have kept to a few type sizes so I wouldn’t have to buy spacing for so many sizes.
However, despite feeling like I’ve emptied my bank account and lost my mind, I am really moving forward. And even with my basic proof press I am better at inking, setting type, and printing. One day I’ll look back on all this and laugh.