The End Grain website was pretty fly for its time—it used sifr (which rendered typefaces that didn’t have webfonts in Flash(?!)), making it one of the few letterpress sites that was pulling in custom webfonts. It emerged just as the letterpress revival was happening in the early 2010’s. Building the site was how I taught myself WordPress and tickled the mad scientist bone inside of me.
It was also the first time I forced myself to editorialize my feelings about design objects. I find the Notable glyphs section of the Font Review Journal to be the most difficult section to write, perhaps because it reminds me of running End Grain. I’m rather embarrassed by the writing on the site these days, but perhaps I’m only ashamed because I can see some of myself even in writing from a decade ago.