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.

Creative Review: BBC Reith Font

Only a glancing connection with letterpress but a face that will end up as one of the fonts that define how the UK looks (along with ‘Transport’ used on road signs).  This Creative Review article looks at replacing Gill with a custom font called Reith.

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.