Rixing typography is a two storey workshop, hidden in an arrow alley near Taipei Main Station. From this workshop, Mr. Chang's family has been handmade producing copper pieces with Chinese characters used for printing in the traditional printing machines.
But reducing Mr. Chang's workshop to simply that would be a great injustice.
Mr. Chang's workshop is one of the latest workshops of this type in the world, and it treasures 10 million pieces of about 12 thousand different characters. Mainly Traditional Chinese characters, but also Japanese and Latin-alphabet characters.
Rixing Typography is not pretended to be a museum but a live workshop. Mr. Chang organizes presentations and activities about typography and printing. The workshop is open to anybody to enter and explore.
Entering to Rixing Typography feels like being transported to the 70's Taipei. The shop is divided by corridors full of character pieces made of copper. These pieces are one of the most authentic and inexpensive souvenirs that one can take away from Taipei.
Without any doubt, this is one of the most special places I have been in Taipei.