And that's just what some of our third year students did when they caught a faint whiff of assorted wooden letterpress type at a distance of well over 100 yards. Like vultures they began to circle...
Meanwhile, in a quiet, peaceful corner of the mezzanine, an unsuspecting Jim (33), separated from the rest of the herd, was innocently beginning to sort out his collection of tree-based type, unaware that his lovingly nurtured brood were the focus of attention from all around him.
Suddenly a hoard of rampaging students were upon him. They roughly pushed him aside – with no respect to his advancing years – and, quicker than a shoal of hungry piranhas can strip a carcass to the bone, the box was unpacked and tasty typographic treats were being fought over.
The frenzy in full swing
After a couple of minutes of frenzied activity, type-lust satiated, the students posed for post-prandial photographs with proof of their efforts...
L–R: Yrag Nicholson, Mica Connelly & Jen Cox (all 21)
and Grace Neal, Cat Hill and Dani Horton (all 21)
...and calm returned to the studio.
Footnote: In our increasingly digital environment, we are truly, truly delighted that our students recognise the value of and find such enjoyment in tactile, tangible objects like letterpress type.