Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Letterpress Case Art

Artwork on a Letterpress Case.
Shirley—You Jest! and Red Rocks
A case is a sectioned, wooden drawer that holds lead type for letterpress printing. Several cases are kept in a cabinet with a marble top for composing a block of type for printing. The terms Upper Case and Lower Case come from letterpress, as well as Leading (actual pieces of lead to separate the lines of type.)

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