Every new world needs a map…
Although it appears to take a particular kind of someone that feels compelled to build a boat, and another type of someone to explore and create the map needed for others to use to pilot the boat, and finally, it’s going to take a crew of “someones” to use the boat.
The Write Place is very similar to the boat that was built. A lot of effort was put into the dream of creating a book crafting studio in downtown Stockton, California and now it’s metaphorically moving its way out of port.
Nico and I spent the day together for the inaugural workshop learning the bare bones basics of typesetting and using the Golding Pearl Letterpress.
I’m pretty certain that I couldn’t find a media that’s more niche than typesetting and letterpress, but despite the lack of an audience, there’s still an allure to the archetype of the printed word. I grew up making my own zones and thinking of them as kin to the pamphlets Ben Franklin printed with an eye towards setting off a revolution. I don’t feel much has changed, it’s just that now, the changes that I have my own eye looking towards is amorè.
That kind of change is just my type.
To be continued….