Here are a few links you might find useful or interesting.


Specimen map · a showing the availability of specimens in either html or pdf formats

Miscellaneous Monotype Borders & Ornaments · a listing of available ornaments & border elements

Anatomy of Type · a diagram with brief definitions of type & printing terminology

What's that Type face? · a Monotype brochure describing "an easy way to identify at sight the principal kinds of letters and some of the leading type faces." A pdf of 'What's that Type face?' is also available as a high resolution pdf (2.8 MB) suitable for printing. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view pdf's and is available for free from Adobe.



Making books in Mottville · an article from The Skaneateles Press of Skaneateles, New York written by Ellen Leahy describing the Bixler's work and a visit to their shop by students in Michael's printing & typography course at Wells College

Real Movable Type · an article written by Bill Durand from the News Wire of the Club of Printing House Craftsmen of Rochester, New York describing the club's (then) upcoming program, a tour of the Bixler's shop

A short essay written by Michael Bixler for an article titled 'A Survey of American Typefounders' that appeared in Bookways

Their Mark on History · an article from The Syracuse Herald American of Syracuse, New York written by Mario Rossi on the Bixlers' typesetting for a limited editon book on the Sistine Chapel restoration

Fine Print Out of Molten Metal · an article from The Post-Standard of Syracuse, New York, written by James Ehmann. Similar to previous articles, this article describes the type of work the Bixlers produce, their process, their antiquated equipment, and the inherent quality of books crafted by hand.

Hands-on devotion turns printed word into art · an article from The Syracuse Post-Standard of Syracuse, New York written by Sabrina Y. White on describing the quality of the Bixlers' work and the nature of their 'lost art'

With Art and Craftsmanship, Books Regain Former Glory · an article written by D.J.R. Bruckner which appeared in The New York Times Magazine on October 28, 1984 noted the Bixlers among a generation of notable artists & craftsmen such as Andrew Hoyem, Susan Gosin, Gray Parrot, Barry Moser, and others

Mottville printers do it the old way · an article from The Citizen of Auburn, New York written by Beth Battle on the Bixlers soon after their relocation from Somerville, Masssachusetts, to Skaneateles, New York

When a Student Designs a Typeface · an article written by Alexander S. Lawson on his student Michael Bixler designing a roman typeface from Printing Impressions



Thistlebrook Kennel · Winifred Bixler's Cairn Terrier website

Westlake Conservators · The nationally renowned art conservators who share our building


Adobe Acrobat Reader · a free downloadable application for viewing pdfs. Please note that Acrobrat reduces the scale of specimens by approximately 10%.

Quicktime Viewer · a free downloadable application for viewing movies



Copyright © 2003 Michael & Winifred Bixler
website colophon