I spent a good portion of today at the studio setting type for my two books in process–title pages for each and a colophon for one of them. During a break I dug through a couple of our studio’s drawers of dingbats and cuts, and I found some pretty cool pieces.
This one is my favorite–probably used to print dental records back in the day, it’s now a piece of weird printing ephemera. And despite my crippling fear of dentistry, I do have an inexplicable interest in outdated medical practices, so I’ll probably end up doing something with this guy at some point.
The finished colophon for the smaller of my books–this is 6 pt. type. See the size of the string tying it?