Exciting news of a Wayzgoose in Shipley in June!
Color fonts or chromatic type are not new. The first production types appeared in the 1840s reaching a peak of precision and complexity a few decades later as efficiencies in printing enabled greater creative freedom. In 1874 William H. Page of Greeneville, Connecticut, published his 100-page Specimens of Chromatic Type & Borders that still has…
The wonderful ‘Dazzle Border’ from Typoretum.
I thought it’d be of interest to your readers as it’s a thriving letterpress business, and the short covers both the story of owner Russell Frost and his journey from New Zealand to East London, along with an insight into the craft of letterpress and what it takes to create a print.
Richard Ardagh At Wilton’s Music Hall via. Spitalfields Life
Designer, Typographer & Printer, Richard Ardagh of New North Press in Hoxton has collaborated with the pupils of Bigland School in Stepney to create these splendid letterpress signs for Wilton’s Music Hall, telling tales of its colourful history. Printed with wood blocks and metal type onto book cloth mounted on board in the nineteenth century manner, they are more than enough reason – should you ever require it – for a return trip to Wilton’s.
A wonderful poster to publicise the upcoming Manchester Print Fair.
“MPF No.13 poster! Inspired by colours from 1938 Central Library design by E.Wigglesworth a @McrSchArtAlumni student & E.V Harris floorplan”
Seeking applications for the Printing Charity’s Print Futures Award.
The Print Futures Awards are grants of up to £1,500 to help people aged 18 to 30 years train or help further to develop their careers in printing, publishing, packaging and graphic arts or develop their existing roles in those sectors. People are eligible to apply for an Award if they are UK residents and –
- Intend or are studying for a paper, printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts qualification
- Work in those sectors and want to undertake short courses to develop their workplace skills
- Are apprentices or studying for NVQs in print-related organizations.
Print Futures Awards isn’t a grant to be used to subsidising for companies for outgoings, equipment, normal staff training costs.
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.
From Print Week: the Adana 8 x 5 has returned to production!