The EndGrain is a Wood Type and Letterpress blog and aggregator created in wordpress that houses images, writings and discussion about letterpress printing and wood type. I began collecting wood type in my sophomore year at Auburn, and have steadily added to the collection ever since. Each day I would upload a new piece of type and detail its characteristics and the history of the typeface, as well as chronicling anything particularly unique about the block itself.
For years my hands were constantly filthy from handling wood type. I don’t have easy access to a press now, but the type collection has made 4 moves with me in the past 3 years: From Auburn to Baltimore, for Baltimore to Boston, from Boston to Columbia, and from Columbia to Austin. They are well traveled, and movers never ceased to be perplexed as to why I have hundreds of pounds of wood blocks lying around.