Friday, August 17, 2007

Day 21 6/23/07

Ian Mortimer

Rosie Alex and I were invited today by Bill and Ashley to visit Ian Mortimer in his impressive letterpress studio. Mr. Mortimer was a very cute and animated old man with a strong passion for letterpress and printmaking. I felt honored to be able to see his collection of old presses as well as his collection of printed decorative or ornamented type, which was only printed a few times in order to be placed in an archive. Ashley, his wife Jen, and Bill treated us to a glass of wine afterwards. It is so nice to be able to have this close relationship with my professors and I am glad they care enough to schedule these more intimate visits.

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