Friday, February 20, 2009

Thrifty shopping

At thrift stores there are shoes, and tchotchkes, and dishes... OMG there are dishes - "Shakespeare's Birthplace" and Royal Doulton, 1970's shopping store give-away and one-of-kind design-fading dinnerware, can-you-believe-someone-ate-off-that?, and more...

And then there are treasures such as these type-setter's trays from an old printhouse that closed in East Dallas. They couldn't even remember its name. Trays and trays of typeset. I don't know if they threw away the keys that were in these, but other trays "Jolly" and "42PT Spart" and "18PT Stymie" were full.

I wanted to save every one and set print and see what 42 point words looked like in "Spart." But instead, I took a photo. Which I found was a very good thing to do in a thrift shop. I felt like I had come home with it all, but none of it would ever be dusty.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Now I'm going to have to go and buy those type trays!