Learning About Typography: Metal Type

Bought these lovely metal type letters in Houston, TX on 19th street

From Metal to Paper

I am very fascinated with the idea of typography from how the alphabet was created to how we have used it to communicate messages to each other. I want to learn more about using metal type. I am thinking about starting a project using digital illustration and using metal type to create the message or title of the poster.

If you have suggestions or have a story about how you have used metal type, please leave a comment!