Death of a typeface: The drowning of Doves Type
One night a hundred years ago an old man was seen pushing over 2,000 pounds of lead into the Thames at Hammersmith Bridge. It was the last of the renowned Doves Type which had powered one of the 20th century's leading private printing firms. What led him to destroy his life's work? Read more on Macfilos/tech here. Meanwhile here are some shots of the scene of the crime taken yesterday, a misty morning, with my Sony A7r and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE.