NEWS & EVENTS
Detroit Wood Type Company opens in Eastern Market
Detroit Wood Type Co. is a studio that produces historic wood types and letterpress goods in Eastern Market. The shop is run by partners Don Kilpatrick (CCS Chair of Illustration) and CCS alumni Christian Mulligan (AD '13) and Joe Benghauser (GD '12). Their mission is to create and design affordable, high quality wood type for the letterpress printer.
Unique letterpress typefaces are typically very expensive, so if a person who is professionally and financially established can't afford them. So Kilpatrick and Benghauser got all the equipment, restored it, learned how to print on it, and found processes to make it more affordable. The standard price point is $299 for both historic and original designs, and they can also do custom designs.