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Howard's Type

Something particularly tricky when doing any sort of art work is deciding on the font to use. I spent ages when making this site on trying to design a header that was personal and unique. I ended up at one point abandoning normal font types and trying to write it by hand but this just didn't work.

I was very lucky, that a couple of months ago I got a very kind present from a family member. Their dad's old typewriter. Still in full working order, but believed to be from the 1930s, all the letters have their own individual quirks bought about by old age. The letters have become a bit wonky and tiny parts of the font are ever so slightly worn away so that what is created when typing is a font unique to this old machine. This is why I decided to use it on my site and in my work.

I call this Howard's Type, in memory of the person who lovingly used this old machine to type out the newsletter for the Flower Class Corvette Association and who I'm told was very proud of his two finger typing skills!

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