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That's What You Write About — Give and Take - C & C Press - 2009

 

 

The Morton Marcus Font

The font for "That’s What You Write Abou"t was based on the poet’s handwriting, linking it to the subject matter: the act of writing.

A font was produced by scanning the poet’s handwriting into a computer. The text was then digitally composed and photopolymer plates were created to print the text letterpress.

The typeface for Give & Take was created using a Playbill wood type, owned by poet and printer Gary Young of the Greenhouse Review Press. Gary obtained this boxing type from a basement of a boxing ring in Seattle, Washington. The boxing ring had a shop in the basement where they printed posters for upcoming fights.


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