Our Orphan Annie Inaugural Run video is online

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011 | No Comments

Our video of the Orphan Annie Inaugural run is online.

Orphan Annie casts a sort of Stern!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2011 | No Comments

On October 15, the Foundry cast a run of 150 pieces of the “st” ligature of Jim Rimmer’s Stern font on the Orphan Annie.

Film screening of “Making Faces” at MOCC

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 | No Comments

Making Faces, a film by Richard Kegler documenting the lost art of pantographic type making, will have two showings at the Museum of Contemporary Craft on October 29 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, with a Q & A session with the filmmaker after each showing.

Orphan Annie restoration update

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 | No Comments

What’s in the restoration of a metal type caster? Slow searches through spare parts inventory for just the right wedge or perhaps the least-worn mould. Hot days melting out pots. Some invention, some trial and error, and plenty of head scratching. Discoveries. Lots and lots of fun. We continue to make progress restoring the Orphan […]

Press coverage in The Economist

Posted by on May 6, 2011 | No Comments

Check out this great article in The Economist Science and technology blog highlighting a visit to the newly opened Foundry museum.