A nice account of moving a press from the Excelsior Press: it’s true — moving presses is a serious business!
The City of London’s Livery Company for those in ‘visual and graphic communication’ (but printers, most of all) is the subject of the Gentle Author’s work in this account of Stationers’ Hall. You can also read Justin Fenner’s account of being admitted as a Freeman.
I saw this some time ago — Wallpaper* magazine had commissioned hand-made covers, including this one by Anthony Burrill who asked Adams of Rye in Sussex to print it. This later video, also by Burrill, has a more general view of Adams.
I’m still catching up on old links and found this People of Print Interview from July: the ever-amazing Typoretum with Just Knopp at the helm.
Monotype have released their new ‘Eric Gill Series’, a re-creation of Gill and Joanna faces and their variants.
Richard Small found this little gem about paper marbling. Some early-morning delayed-flight time-passing video-watching. https://t.co/NcsH8zAIeM — Richard Small (@letter_presser) September 15, 2015
Igino Marini’s website about the Fell Types, including downloadable versions of the types, via. Ian Knight.
I’d missed this in July (not sure how) about friends at Urban Cottage Industries hiring for line casting machine operators.
Another series of pictures of the Caslon Letter Foundry at 22/23 Chiswell St., London. Caslon were taken over by Stephenson, Blake around 1937. Pictures from the St Bride Library via. the Gentle Author.
An interesting Radio 4 programme on the Manchester Ballads made all the more exciting through the appearance around the half-way point of an Arab Platen Press. Of course, presses don’t exist without printing works and people — provided by Graham and Kathy at the Incline Press.