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Traveling is great

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Traveling is great, one meets new people and discovers new things. But, when you return, there’re always plenty of things to catch up on. That was taken care of this morning and part of the afternoon. I managed, however, to spend an hour in the workshop, unwrapping my newly acquired 12 pt Palatino, checking out the tools that Rainer gave me. One of the two tools is a ‘linienmass’, the tool that the founder uses to check the perfect alignment of the baseline of the face on the body as well as the placement of the character itself on the body. Both tools were made by the founders or apprentice founders themselves. The steel ruler-like tool is used to quickly check the correct size of the body. Extremely useful when you work with students who don’t see (or feel) the difference yet between 2 and 3 pt…