Hot Metal & Typesetting
Ok, we admit it.
We love hot metal typesetting. It’s our passion.
So we once again were at our favorite place here in Darmstadt, Germany. The »Haus für Industriekultur«. Just around the corner from our rooms it is partly a museum and partly workplace of one of the last type founders still in business. If you are planning to go to or happen to be in Germany pay a visit to this awesome place.
One hardly can imagine the degree of engeneering perfection.
Just about every part of every machine is moving. A smell of molten lead is in the air. Some FontomTypers are used to working in a lead typesetting workshop but the »Haus für Industriekultur« is something else. Every visit sparks at least one idea for our undertaking with FontomType. Wonderful place this.
So here are some impressions just for your enjoyment.