In a letterpress shop, there is wood everywhere. Drawers and racks are lined with decades old hand-hewn wood type, reglets, and “furniture”, the wood spacers used to set the type on the press. The color and grain of the wood pieces bring warmth and richness from the past into the studio. Ink stains and oil form a patina that reveals the hand of the craftsman who previously owned them. Each set of type has its own legacy and I am happy to be part of it.