Blacksmith Type

Last summer I had the pleasure of working as an aprentice blacksmith to my sister at Columbia State Park. This is some of the typography we would create day to day.

horseshoe_stamp

horseshoe_number

Horseshoes were our scrap metal. We experimented with all sorts of shapes, figures symbols. Kristi, my sister, had been working there for several years and was pretty fast in the forge. It was a lot of fun learning a new trade, but I am glad I don’t have to huff coal all day anymore.

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