Last week, I had the privilege of meeting Brian Allen, a local letterpress artisan. His studio was a paper-lover’s dreamworld. Besides the obvious exponential leap in street cred I gained by getting to hold Helvetica (I know!), I was immersed in my very favorite sort of decision: which paper to choose? And, oh, the lore! Brian prints with a genuine 1850s cast iron letterpress. While he was showing me the process and we talked papers and inks and logos — I’ll get back to the logos in a moment — he explained the printerly provenance of upper and lower case and the phrase, “out of sorts.” To all this besides, he has massive talent and also many books filled with paper samples, letterpress and…