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Moore Wood Type to Visit Thursday

Posted Oct. 25, 2013

Scott Moore, of Moore Wood Type, returns to the School of Visual Communication Design's Type High Press studio on Thursday, Oct. 31 to give an informal public lecture, "A Brief History of Wood Type and Information on Moore Wood Type." The lecture will be in room 218 of the Art Building from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Moore will also bring a working pantograph cutter, which students in Type High Press class will use to cut their own piece of wood type from Moore's collection of forms. This demonstration/workshop will start immediately following the lecture in the Graduate Studio space on the first floor of the Art Building. All are welcome to observe, but only students currently enrolled in the Type High class will be cutting type. The demonstration will run through the early afternoon, with a break for lunch.

Moore is a retired industrial arts teacher who built his own pantograph cutter machine. Moore Wood Type's large pantograph is a replica of the type cutting pantographs at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

Read more about Moore at www.moorewoodtype.com.