The English Department’s Typography Laboratory is located in Field House 1310, and is run by Professor Tim Geiger. The Lab is the home of Professor Geiger’s Aureole Press, a literary fine press, as well as courses in The Art and Process of the Book and Typography and Publication (see current course offerings for information on these courses).
A job case contains type ready to be set.
Type is stored in drawers, each limited to a particular font at a particular size.
Lines of type are created using composing sticks and then arranged in formes for printing.
Wood blocks can be engraved by hand for illustrations or custom-designed type.
Engraved wood blocks.
Tim Geiger sews a book using a single signature.
The quire is sewn through its fold.