Monday, August 27, 2007

Day 21 6/22/07

Richard Kindersley

Today we visited the stonecarver we'd been hearing about for years. This seems like a dead craft, but it is very alive in Richard Kindersley's workshop. They meticulously carve massive stones, some very tall. It is incredible how they can so accurately carve type on these hard stones without making a mistake. Most of the letters are carved in a V cut, and the process changes depending on serif or sans-serif letterforms. It is good to know that there are still people keeping old crafts like this alive, because they look and feel so much better than anything machine made.

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