News of the San Fransisco-based Letterform Archive’s acquisition of 6,000+ master drawings of Linotype faces. Great examples of the drawings of some of the key Linotype faces at the foot of the article.
Just a few days left of this BBC4 documentary by Mark Ovenden. I’ve not yet watched it but have seen nothing but excellent reviews of Mark’s documentary.
A really lovely write up, with some great photos, of friends at Incline Press in Oldham. I especially like the photo that I’ve appropriated above — Graham appearing to be about to perform a magical spell!
Please shout, MIB, if I should remove this pic.
Notes from Korea on Printing in Korea, including presses and some rather Monotype-esque casters.
I have some sympathy for the Risograph people. Their process isn’t like ours: using movable types, but they operate with the same limitations — a single colour each pass and a limited means of reproduction.
This guide from the Hato Press explains the limitations — and the qualities of Riso printing — beautifully.
I also stumbled on this colour chart from Fredk. Aldous of Manchester –
More print-related historical photos from the Gentle Author in this look at Sangorski and Sutcliffe, bookbinders.
A lovely write up of last month’s Wayzgoose at the St Bride Foundation by Type & Press.
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.
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.