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Typeface Pins

SM0083 ID SM0083 (photo)
Arrived 4.12.07, PM (USPS)
From Clark Wimberly, San Marcos, TX
Description Fifteen 1.25" diameter buttons
More info None
Swapped for TBD
Status In an envelope, waiting for a home

Clark's entry had no cover page or note, so we can't tell you much about him other than that he loves type enough to make buttons featuring typefaces. Judging by this batch, he sticks to the classics -- Bembo, Univers, Futura, Clarendon -- adding a few indisputable modern classics (Myriad and Minion). We joke about "dating" typefaces here (BB is married to Adobe Garamond, SE flirts around with the Hoefler catalog, JC's in a stormy relationship with Avant Garde), maybe these pins are a way to pledge our love. Clark included a few Swap Meat "steak" pins, too, because all the great typographers are carnivores.

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