News of the San Fransisco-based Letterform Archive’s acquisition of 6,000+ master drawings of Linotype faces. Great examples of the drawings of some of the key Linotype faces at the foot of the article.
Just a few days left of this BBC4 documentary by Mark Ovenden. I’ve not yet watched it but have seen nothing but excellent reviews of Mark’s documentary. BBC4: Two Types: The Faces of Britain
A really lovely write up, with some great photos, of friends at Incline Press in Oldham. I especially like the photo that I’ve appropriated above — Graham appearing to be about to perform a magical spell! Please shout, MIB, if I should remove this pic.
A project by friends at the New North Press producing a prototype 3D-printing letterpress font: second link down.
Notes from Korea on Printing in Korea, including presses and some rather Monotype-esque casters.
I have some sympathy for the Risograph people. Their process isn’t like ours: using movable types, but they operate with the same limitations — a single colour each pass and a limited means of reproduction. This guide from the Hato Press explains the limitations — and the qualities of Riso printing — beautifully. I also stumbled on this colour chart from […]
More print-related historical photos from the Gentle Author in this look at Sangorski and Sutcliffe, bookbinders.
Friends at Robert Smail’s have hosted Keith Houston of the Shady Characters blog. A great place, accompanied with a great write up.
A lovely write up of last month’s Wayzgoose at the St Bride Foundation by Type & Press.
I had the pleasure of visiting the first Shipley Wayzgoose organised by the Papercut Bindery and the Print Project. An excellent event! Great to meet new people, like Pat Randle; put faces to names like Nick Gill, Nick Hand with his Printing Bike, and David Armes from Todmorden; and meet old friends like Graham Moss and […]