6 line 3A 'Monpassie' letterpress woodtype typeface
Introducing 'Monpassie' - inspired by a label found in the Estonian town of Tartu and designed by type designer Mart Anderson. Includes ligatures, punctuation and numbers, along with accents for use in European languages.
6 line (25.4mm/1 inch) version cut from end grain Hornbeam (hardest hardwood in Europe)wood using a combination of modern CNC technology and traditional hand woodworking tools (including an original printers saw), made to English type-high (0.918in or 23.3mm) within plus or minus 0.1mm tolerance, sealed with shellac and hand finished with a traditional polished printing surface.
Available as a 3A scheme - 74 letters. A numbers and punctuation scheme is also available - 42 blocks. Please see scheme details on the left.
Accents and ligatures are a personal choice - to make things easy when ordering please select a Languages or Ligatures set and I will get in touch to discuss which blocks you would like. Available in sets of 5 blocks.
I can also cut larger sizes or individual letters if you have a particular project in mind - please email what you would like.
A percentage of the sale goes to Mart to encourage him to draw more typefaces!
Dimensions: Each block varies in width however average size is 21mm x 23.3mm x 25.4mm
Made by Mark McKellier.
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Estimated delivery times: (please note each item is made to order):
Please check my production schedule and then add the below times to the end of my current order to give you an idea of a delivery date.
UK – 2 weeks Europe – 3 weeks International (everywhere else) – 4 weeks
Postage: UK: Sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked service - next day delivery aim. Up to £250 for loss or damage. Europe: Sent by FedEx courier. Up to £250 for loss or damage. International: Sent by FedEx courier. Up to £250 for loss or damage.