St Bride Foundation has proposed the temporary closure of the Library owing to nearby building works.
The nice people at Meticulous Ink are moving to another site in Bath
“Banging Out” was a way of newspaper printers commemorating something special: a long-serving employee retiring or even the closure of the presses. This short film, via. Typoretum, explains the tradition. Source: Banging Out – Fleet Street Remembered. – A Blog about Typography, Letterpress and Printing History | News from Typoretum
The Gentle Author again looks at typefounders, and unearths historical images of the Caslon Letter Foundry
As written up by Justin from Fenner Paper — this explains the Printing Bike project
My printing friend Louisa Hare is running a Wayzgoose at Chipping Campden Literary Festival. 11 May, 10am to 4pm at the Town Hall.
Urban Cottage Industries asked that I join their printer, David Evans, to discuss letterpress printing. They run a battery of linecasting machines and run a number of presses to create their bespoke and short-run printed goods. David — when back at Airedale Products — was good enough to discuss printing with my as I got started around ten years ago
Following the Gentle Author’s footsteps to Mr Arber’s of East London
Viki Adams has an update (with video) of her Adana P71
A lovely story, and even better Monotype border, from Alix and Francis Meynell over at the Semple Press.