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Print Futures Awards: 2018 – Call for Applications

The Print Futures Awards help people develop their career in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging and graphic arts sectors.

What are the Print Futures Awards?

The Awards are grants of up to £1,500 to help individuals develop their workplace skills or assist new people to follow a pathway into employment with living and travel costs while studying and working.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are a UK resident aged 18-30 years and

  • are an apprentice or studying for an NVQ in a UK print-related organisation
  • are already working in the UK industry and want to further develop
    your workplace skills

Apply here

8 Faces: Modular Hexagonal Woodletter 

More news from New North Press, with beautiful hexagonal woodletter.

It’s Nice That: Hacking Heidelberg: how Erik Spiekermann came to reinvent the printing process

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.

Max Koehler: Adopting a Digital Typeface for Letterpress Printing

Superb article by Kax Koehler on making a letterpress fount using acrylic laser-cut letters and MDF.  Excellent use of new technology!

Wired: How letterpress printing came back from the dead

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.