A few weeks ago I finally saw Typeface, the movie, and started getting excited about TypeCon 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I’m hoping that by the summer I will have saved up enough money and vacation time to be able to make the trip out to the mid-west to participate in TypeCon 2012. I’ve never used letterpress, but would love to learn how, and as a graphic designer I have a definite fondness of fonts.
All this to say: after learning about my slight obsession with typefaces and lettering, a family friend gave me an old set of rubber stamps that had been sitting in her basement for a few decades. It’s a complete upper-case alphabet and numerical set. Most punctuation is still there, and even the “&”, “½”, a some cool pointer-hands. The letters are about 2 inches in height.
The set was apparently bought from an antique shop in England over 30 years ago… Though I find it curious that it contains the $ and ¢ symbols, but no £ stamp, which makes me think that it could be American, Canadian or Australian. That’s about all the information I have about it. I have tried to search online for more clues but have yet to find anything useful.
If you have any insight as to where this set of rubber stamps came from, or if you know anyone that is knowledgeable about this sort of thing, please let me know! danielle (.) sayer (@) gmail (.) com