Just back from a trip to Skaneateles, N.Y. to visit Michael and Winnie Bixler at their letterfoundry. They showed us some of their gorgeous Monotype matrix cases used
for casting metal type, along with some of the books they’re most proud of having helped produce. Specimens of the Bixlers’ type can be seen here on their website.
During our conversation, which should be up on the site within the month, mention was made of the Wells Book Art Center, and its Summer Workshops. Have pretty well convinced myself to attend one next year. On the way out of the shop Michael pointed out these lovely cans
used for solvent if I recall correctly. Things of beauty, the kind of beauty that seems so often to accompany those things that are made with care, that are made to last not to be thrown away.