California Case Dreaming

I’m working on designing a small reproduction of the California job case, the classic compartmentalized drawer designed to hold a full font of metal type. Below is a first pass, and I’m working my way through prototypes.

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Patrons can read the whole story (and get early access to buying one) at my Patreon campaign.

(For those in the know: the job case never included the layout guide within the compartments, showing which characters go where. For the version I'm making, however, I'll be engraving those to make it more meaningful to the non-metal-typesetting eye.)