Shipley Wayzgoose — Report

I had the pleas­ure of vis­it­ing the first Ship­ley Wayz­goose organ­ised by the Paper­cut Bind­ery and the Print Pro­ject.  An excel­lent event!

Great to meet new people, like Pat Randle; put faces to names like Nick Gill, Nick Hand with his Print­ing Bike, and Dav­id Armes from Tod­m­orden; and meet old friends like Gra­ham Moss and Chris­ti­an Brett.

Quite apart from the social the work on dis­play was tre­mend­ous and the oppor­tun­ity to buy let­ter­press odds and sods could not be passed up.

Shipley’s Kirkg­ate Centre was a great ven­ue and encour­aged one to linger with tea and a bun.

Ship­ley Wayz­goose: A hive of activ­ity with­in twenty minutes of the doors open­ing!

Thanks to those that trav­elled from far and wide (and on bikes) to get to Ship­ley and espe­cial thanks to Roger Grech and Nick Loar­ing for organ­ising.

St Bride Foundation Blog: Election Typefaces

An excel­lent art­icle by Bob Richard­son for the St Bride Found­a­tion Blog on Elec­tion Typefaces — our next Gen­er­al Elec­tion now just a week away!

Head­er Image: “Polling Sta­tion” flickr photo by secretlon­don123 shared under a Cre­at­ive Com­mons (BY-SA) license

Justin at Fenner: The Correct Size for a Business Card

Justin’s notes on the cor­rect size for busi­ness cards.


Social & Busi­ness Card Sizes” by kvan­horn is licensed under CC BY

Press Here: Culross the Printers in the 1940s

Friends at ‘Press Here’ have a nice Face­book album of Culross the Print­ers in the 1940s.

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!