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Martin Gabbert on Black Smithing

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Obsoletely Fabulous

Martin Gabbert stares at the piece on his anvil, a small red-hot bar of metal with a ball at the end. With a breath, Gabbert begins striking the bar with a steady rhythm, not the great swings that are seen … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Type and Typesetting

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Beautiful Obsolescence

I have made some progress on my enterprise story. I’ve done a background interview, I now know far more about type and typesetting than anyone who is not planning to become a type designer. It is a fascinating art that … Continue reading

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A Love of Typesetting

In the Trainsong neighborhood of Eugene Ore. there is an unassuming house, with a small sign out front that reads BnS LETTERPRESS. The BnS Letterpress is the home of Bob Giles, and out beding his home is a working museum … Continue reading

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Issues

There is a problem with with how I’ve gone about looking into looking at my neighborhood. I’ve spent a majority of my time talking to workers and business owners, but almost no time spent talking to the people of the … Continue reading

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Fear of Violence and Comfort of Closure

The people of Trainsong are mixed on their feelings on the news of the death of Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was the head of the international terrorist organization al-Qaida. Who were behind the attacks on New York City … Continue reading

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A Quick Q&A with Graham Elwood

Graham Elwood is a comedian, filmmaker, blogger, and second degree yellow belt out of Los Angeles. He is also a founder of ComedyFilmNerds.com a site where stand-up comics write reviews and column on the movie industry. Along side the site … Continue reading

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Donuts and Coffee

As you walk into Hwy 99 Donuts you get a distinct impression it was once a Dunkin’ Donuts. The architecture, the display case, the Photoshopped posters, and even the time sheet that still says Dunkin’ Donuts. Despite all this there … Continue reading

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Employees of Trainsong Buisnesses Reflect on Neighborhood

Service workers in Trainsong¬† feel that their neighborhood has a rough exterior but has a good heart. Trainsong is a industrial neighborhood in northwest Eugene. To support this industry a large number service industry stores have opened from various coffee … Continue reading

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