More news from New North Press, with beautiful hexagonal woodletter.
Type Worship: Inspirational Typography & Lettering
A rather lavish and jealousy-inducing article from It’s Nice, That, on Erik Spiekermann’s letterpress works. Truly wonderful to see such a great name in design return to letterpress with a craft approach to the whole thing.
A fellow Letterpress Exchange Group member, Gordon Chesterman, has been working with Print My Part to create letterpress blocks. All reported here on Cambridge Network.
You can also see more of the blocks and Gordon’s work on Flickr.
Superb article by Kax Koehler on making a letterpress fount using acrylic laser-cut letters and MDF. Excellent use of new technology!
An account on Medium of designing the letter Æ.
Header Image By Szomjasrágó at Hungarian Wikipedia (Transferred from hu.wikipedia to Commons.) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Short videos are rarely as satisfying as this! Would love to see the end result.
It might be because I love the topic, but I find letterpress lends itself to film. So much to capture, so many details and such a rich variety of materials it’s easy to see why film makers enjoy putting our process on film. Diogo Atadini has been in touch about his film of the Hooksmith Press. Beautiful work!
Nice article from Wired commenting on the revival in letterpress, with a focus on the role of photopolyment in that revival. My personal view is that most of those new to the craft love messing about with individual metal types as part of the process, rather than jumping to polymer.
I’m late to this (as always) but can’t resist a little envy at the delightfully tidy works at the London Centre for Book Arts.
Photo by londonbookarts
A wonderful exhibition from Monotype at the Type Archive on the work of Berhold Wolpe, perhaps most famous for the beautiful Albertus.