‘The Linotype Daily’ Party At DWRI

(2.29) It was almost a year ago when we first dropped in on Dan Wood of DWRI Letterpress to find out what ‘The Linotype Daily’ project was all about. He had given himself an assignment: Starting on March 1st, DWRI began creating one piece of printed work a day with text inspired by the local or national news, or an event in Mr. Wood’s life. Then Mr. Wood would take a photo of it and post it on Instagram.

And he did it! And now he wants to celebrate the end of the project, or rather, his crew insisted he throw a party. Hence, the installment seen here, from last Thursday, pretty much wrote itself. It reads in part:

A local person in the final stretch of a year-long typecasting and printing project has succumbed to the persistent nagging of his employees, and agreed to have a celebration on its last day (of daily production) this Saturday.

So Mr. Wood is inviting the public to check out the machines on which each installment was created. It is a formidable array. (Facebook event page.)

A warning was added: “If local Dan is still casting when you arrive, do not bug him!” This is no joke; the studio is full of slamming platens and molten lead. Just go find Lois . . . she’s the bully with the wine.

Free, 5pm to 7pm, Saturday, February 29, DWRI Letterpress, 40 Rice Street, (directions)

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