Kickstarter project launched to fund sorts caster restoration

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 | No Comments

We’ve launched a Kickstarter project to restore our Orphan Annie Monotype Sorts Caster. Our goals include documenting the restoration and getting this machine back in the business of creating metal type. We’re offering lots of great rewards to backers, including souvenir metal type, a composition stick holder we’re designing and printing, limited edition ephemera and invitations to the inaugural run of the restored machine. The typeface we’ll cast during the inaugural run of the restored Orphan Annie will be Stern – the typeface created by the legendary typographer Jim Rimmer in honor of our namesake Chris Stern. Funding runs through March 30. Check out the project, follow or back us, and help spread the word!