Lead Type (melting in the oven of your mind)

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    pheezy, seekoh, slowmotionlandscape, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. PhotojLisa [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      heh that's cool!

    2. allr1 88 months ago | reply


    3. danvesma [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      stunning. love it.

    4. glen.h 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lead-Delicious But Deadly!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Ingleman 72 months ago | reply

      Nice jumble of letters, effective image.

    6. k.webb 68 months ago | reply

      very cool!

    7. jm3 68 months ago | reply

      @allr1, @Ingleman, @danvesma, @k.webb: thanks for the comments, glad you like it. I've some other type-related stuff in my Design Projects collection — check them out if you like this.

      So, I found a huge box of lead type at the Alameda swap meet, just outside of San Francisco one weekend, and I bought some key letters.

      The caption for this photo has an origin story that Ali told me; a girl in art school who, in an attempt to clean some lead type she found, BAKED THE LETTERS IN THE OVEN. Given the low melting point of lead melts, the merits of this approach remain questionable (at best), but highly memorable.

    8. mudflap 62 months ago | reply

      This was a great photo for a blog post of mine.


      I made sure to credit you with the photo.


    9. jm3 62 months ago | reply

      thanks, @mudflap!

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