What was it that prompted you to produce woodblock letters of this historic typeface?
Well there’s a story behind it: Years ago, my parents, both of them involved in the field of visual arts, bought some sets of old wooden blocks from a manu?facturer. What they didn’t know was that they were »Gedi« typefaces made by the last remaining manufacturer of wooden type in Germany, and one of the last in the world. Those wooden letters are now at the faculty in Augsburg in the hand-type workshop that I run there. This and other experiences with lead type and wooden letters made me interested in how they were made, so I sought out the collector, printer and one-time teacher Michael Linke, who knew a lot about all this.