Mail call. Love it. I received this treasure recently from my new Linotype buddy Rubén Brizuela of Editorial Martín Fierro in Mendoza, Argentina. It's a key chain from "Allegretta," a former parts supplier for Linotype, Intertype, Ludlow and Elrod machines. It was given to Rubén's father for being a loyal customer. Rubén is now responsible for keeping the machines running at his Father's shop. You can see his work here.
It’s an honor to have 3 fiddleink prints included in “Type Tells Tales” a recent book by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson. Drawing from early twentieth century to the present, this book documents selected work which explores non-conventional ways in which typography can convey a story. From the book’s intro: “A common theme is that type and letters are not passive, but are active participants in an entire composition” and “…our book is about well-meaning heretics who challenged and continue to bust standards.” Indeed. From the futurist letterpress print work of Fortunato Depero and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, to the “analog” experimental offset lithography work of Walasse Ting and Robert Massin, to modern practitioners who meld digital techniques with traditional tools, there’s a lot in this book to be inspired by. I’m happy that my Linotype machine composed prints found a place among the pages. Thanks again to Abigail Steinem (Head Researcher), Steven Heller & Gail Anderson for the opportunity.