From greatbigstory.com –
“The Saguache Crescent” newspaper in Saguache, Colo., has been printing its news the same way since the 1800s. Lay the letters. Ink. Press. Publisher Dean Coombs’ family has had the business for three generations, and has helped print out the weekly broadsheet on a linotype since he was 12 years old. See how the news is made the hard way.
A lovely video of newspaper.
More Alan Kitching exhibitions — Snape in Suffolk from 03 June to 20 August; and The Lighthouse in Glasgow from the end of this year.
– via. Creative Review’s Review of the Exhibition
A great write-up by Justin Fenner of a new venture by Ed Denovan — Letterpress Junction — providing jobbing letterpress printing to designers.
Best wishes, Ed!
I’m still catching up with this, but a wonderfully illustrated article about Erik Spiekermann’s letterpress workshop.
via. The Counter Press
A great relief — St Bride Library will re-open once a month from 06 April.
There are some conditions: including the request that you are booked in a week in advance, have a list of the things you want to refer to, and pay a fee to retrieve books; but a great step in the right direction.
A wonderful film from the Yorkshire Film Archive of the Todmorden News. While much is devoted to the news gathering process, there’s a linecaster of some sort and a Cossar Press to do the hard work of printing.
Article from the Lapsed Historian blog on Edward Johnston’s face for the London Underground — a great read.
Article in “It’s Nice That” about hero-printer, Alan Kitching.
It’s Nice That
A much better article covering the press generally can be found at Mike Dempsey’s site.
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.