Thursday, July 18, 2013

P22 Records/Atom Smash Summer Backstock Blowout

The Atom Smash record label was established by P22 as a side project to showcase local and independent recording artists in and around Western New York. P22 Records, the parent imprint, features releases with crossover appeal to our font customers and all things type. These releases, such as the popular Rod McKuen reissues, include a fully installable and usable font that is related to the audio release. Many of these great titles have sold out over time, but several remain. So, we are offering a fantastic deal for a limited time- the P22 Records/Atom Smash CD Bundle . The bundle contains 6 audio CD releases on CD (plus 2 fonts!) for only $25- a retail value of over $75! Shipping charges are additional.

The P22 Records/Atom Smash CD Bundle (pictured above) includes carefully selected titles that feature the full range of musical styles of the P22/Atom Smash record label. Included are the electronic downtempo sounds of the DJ duo known as the William Caslon Experience with beautifully hand printed discfolio, the neo-psychedelic sounds of Odiorne, guitar based indie rock from Girlpope and Bobo, the "eclectric" college rock meets alt folk sounds of the Amazing All My Children Band and the experimental constructs of the Futurismo compilation that features an incredible roster.

This sale offer is for a limited time only. P22 will have a new website soon and with a leaner web presence, we are officially discontinuing the record label. Get 'em while they last- the CDs and the website.

For more information about P22 Records and to purchase the P22 Records/Atom Smash 6-CD bundle, click here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

P22 and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum Proudly Announce HWT Slab- lost twins of bold, rugged wood type.

HWT Slab features two styles-Antique and Columbian. These two extra bold fonts are classic slab serif wood type styles with one detail of difference. Columbian is an extra bold Clarendon wood type that was manufactured by many of the wood type manufacturers in the late 19th century. "Clarendons" feature bracketed or rounded serif joins whereas "Antique" was a class of typefaces that features squared off slab serifs. Some type designs have only minor differences from others. The Columbian design is essentially identical to Wm. Page & Co.'s "Antique no. 4", with the difference being the bracketed serifs.

In researching material for the digitization of Columbian, we started with a 15 line font identified as "Columbian" shown in the Angelica Press wood type portfolio (printed in 1976). This font is in fact "Page Antique no. 4". Comparing Antique #4 to Columbian specimens from Hamilton and other manufacturers confirms the only real difference is the serif treatments. Therefore, both fonts are presented as a pair. Each font features a full Western & Central European character set.

HWT Slab digitized by Tim Martin.

For more information and to purchase HWT Slab, click here.

Special Introductory Pricing. Purchase the Slab Set of two fonts for a special intro price of only $24.95 (reg. $39.95)- 2 fonts for the price of one! This offer is good through July 31, 2013.

Hamilton Wood Type Foundry