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. The Saguache Crescent

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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.

Port: Erik Spiekermann: a master class in type

I’m still catch­ing up with this, but a won­der­fully illus­trated art­icle about Erik Spiekermann’s let­ter­press work­shop.

via. The Coun­ter Press

Lapsed Historian: A Typeface for the Underground


Art­icle from the Lapsed His­tor­i­an blog on Edward Johnston’s face for the Lon­don Under­ground — a great read.

It’s Nice That: Alan Kitching

Art­icle in “It’s Nice That” about hero-print­er, Alan Kit­ch­ing.

A much bet­ter art­icle cov­er­ing the press gen­er­ally can be found at Mike Dempsey’s site.