Wednesday, 16 September 2009

E is for Emma

In the UK, printers' blocks are relatively easy to come by, especially as single letters. I love the more scalloped typeface of this Victorian E which I recently bought for a friend's birthday. She sent me a photo of it 'in situ.' I think its hand-carved appearance is a perfect contrast to the smooth and modern surfaces around it. Great styling, Emma!

7 comments:

kribss said...

me likey- its really pretty.

Nini said...

oh so lovely!

Amanda Nicole said...

Ooo, gorgeous! I wish I could readily find printer's blocks here ;)

Conversation Pieces said...

That's so pretty... Yeah I have quite a few printers' blocks (mainly Zs) and a printers block tray too... nothing as ornate as this though :)

Must go back and rummage in my local junkstore to see if I can find more. (You are bad for my bank balance right now!)

Fee said...

Oh lovely present.

Im always tempted to buy some... but as of yet i havent!
Would love a nice collection of different fonts and heights.

Fee x

Patchwork Harmony said...

love it, did u get that at a market?
I am collecting up letters to spell out my shop name, and would love one like this! x

PaperTree Designs said...

oh I love this! Can you help me find one? I dont think we have these in Australia. ;-)