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One Liners


ONE LINERS features single line specimens from 238 metal typefaces in the collection at Springtide Press. Set daily from January 1, 2021 to April 6, 2022, the intent was to capture each day, from the most mundane and personal, to events unfolding in the world. There was no lack of content: on day six our nation’s Capitol was attacked, and the insanity continued with a global pandemic, political protests, environmental catastrophes, and the loss of a dear friend. Each typeface in the shop, in every size, was set. Anything too large, overlooked, or newly purchased was used to set monthly chapter opening pages and surrounded by borders from the collection. Embellishers, festoons, and vintage cuts are sprinkled throughout, to function both as decoration and to even out page lengths. An extra chapter featuring initials and monograms is included, highlighted with several two-color specimens. "One Liners" is both journal and typographic specimen, revealing 461 days in the life of a printer, shared through her love of letters and wordplay.

Printed by Jessica Spring on Mohawk Superfine in an edition of 150 copies. Tue-mouche binding by Gabby Cooksey with Hook Pottery Paper case. 6 x 9.375 inches, 74 pages. Delivered in a protective custom archival wrapper.

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