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If you want to appreciate a person, a profession, or a craft, look at the tools they use and admire their wear. Old hand tools in particular exhibit a special wabi-sabi, the beauty of the worn and torn that gives us a glimpse into a lost art. This wall of well-organized hand tools belongs to Patrick..


If you want to appreciate a person, a profession, or a craft, look at the tools they use and admire their wear. Old hand tools in particular exhibit a special wabi-sabi, the beauty of the worn and torn that gives us a glimpse into a lost art. This wall of well-organized hand tools belongs to Patrick Reagh, a printer who worked in Southern California before moving the heavy equipment of his pre-digital print shop north to the Sebastopol, California, countryside. From the English-made Monotype Super Caster to a Heidelberg cylinder press, Reagh's machines once required a team of eight to operate, but they are only rarely used today, even by Reagh himself; he does most of his book-design work on a computer. Can you find and photograph (or capture on video) a time capsule like Reagh's print shop, making a lost art reappear before our eyes? Email your submission to projects(at)good.is and we'll display it here.–Dale DoughertyWatch Dale's slide show on Patrick Reagh's Print Shop.THE ASSIGNMENTDocument a traditional craft.THE REQUIREMENTSPhotos or video documentation.THE DETAILSSend video, photos, or links to projects(at)good.is.UPDATE: See the submissions for Project 007 here.