Print Futures Award: Call for Applications

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 from Port Mag­a­zine arti­cle about Erik Spiek­er­man­n’s let­ter­press work­shop.

via. The Counter Press