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The Last Letter Casting Firm in Taiwan

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Christopher Adams's picture
Joined: 30 Aug 2009 - 12:23am
The Last Letter Casting Firm in Taiwan

I recently became aware of the Ri-Xing Letter Casting Firm (日星鑄字行), what must be one of the last remaining traditional Chinese typefoundries in the world.

You can read a bit about them in English at this blog, from where the above photos were lifted.

There is an effort underway to preserve and digitize many of the designs. The foundry is located in Taipei, and welcomes visitors and volunteers.

Their blog (in Chinese) is here: http://rixingtypography.blogspot.com/

Coire Ruff's picture
Joined: 25 Mar 2010 - 7:33am

Wow!!!!!!!!! Thanks posting that. That blog is one fascinating read.