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I Love Typography: The Evolution of Chromatic Type

Friends at I Love Typo­graphy have a delight­ful art­icle about chro­mat­ic type.  Like oth­er let­ter­press print­ers I fet­ish­ise these types, includ­ing the newly-pro­duced wood­let­ter.

Joshua Panter: Film of Hooksmith Press

Joshua Panter was in touch to let me know of his short film about Hook­smith Press in East Lon­don.

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.

Thanks, Josh!

Spitalfields Life: New North Press at Wiltons Music Hall

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.

spitalfieldslife.com

Print Futures Award: Call for Applications

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.

https://www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/print-futures-awards-2017/

 

GreatBigStory.com: The Saguache Crescent

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.