The Tiny Type Museum and Time Capsule is a celebration of type and
printing, and an effort at preserving history for future
generations to re-discover. Each custom, handmade wood museum case
holds a couple dozen genuine artifacts from the past, including a
paper mold for casting newspaper ads in metal, individual pieces
of wood and metal type, a phototype “font,” and a Linotype “slug”
(set with your own message), along with original commissioned art
and a letterpress-printed book and a few replicas of items found
in printing shops. […]
I realize the museum’s price isn’t low, but the intent is for it
to be comprehensive, authentic, and long-lasting. Sourcing and
commissioning material, building a custom case designed to last
centuries (and likely longer), and having the book printed in a
historically accurate and archival method adds up quickly.
I wanted to do this right, have it be meaningful, and produce a
treasure that will last the ages, and you’ll be proud to own,
examine, and share.
Each Tiny Type Museum is $1,000, but you can get the letterpress-printed book for $200 and the e-book version is just $10. If you love typography and printing history, this project is irresistible.