Introducing 'Valta' - a redrawing of the classic metal typeface ‘Volta’ using printed sample sheets from the period. Originally designed by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum in 1956 and available in woodtype for the first time.
6 line (25.4mm) and 8 line (33.8mm) versions cut from end grain English Beech hardwood and 10 line (42.3mm) and 12 line (50.8mm) versions cut from end grain English Sycamore hardwood 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 capitals (60 blocks), 5a lowercase (101 blocks including punctuation) and Figures (23 blocks) schemes. Please see scheme details on the left.
Other sizes and schemes available on request. I can also cut individual letters if you have a particular project in mind - please email what letters you would like.
Materials: End grain English Beech or English Sycamore, clear shellac
Dimensions: Each block varies in width however average size is 29mm x 23.3mm x 50.8mm for the 12 line.
Made by Mark McKellier. Copyright 2021.
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Estimated delivery times: (please note each item is made to order):
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UK – up to 12 weeks Europe – up to 13 weeks International (everywhere else) – up to 14 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.