To create type that looks like wood, you need real wood type. And that’s what Mark Kusek’s Wood Type Impressions volumes one and two provide ($299 & $329 or $499 for both).
These extremely high resolution, professional quality scans were made from actual, hand printed, wood type. Each set was printed on an etching press in a series from light to dark ink, onto textured fine art printmaking paper.
Some sets also include experimental alternates (distressed, scratched, over- or under-inked, spritzed with solvents, allowed to drip or run, etc.).
Volume one includes eight complete fonts, five partial fonts, several mixed (random) fonts, and printed wood shapes (circles, squares, etc.). Volume two includes 11 complete fonts, four partial fonts, 12 mixed letter groups, seven sets of ornaments, and extras.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.