An academic needs your letterpress help!
Angela Butler from the University of the West of England is working on a PhD looking at letterpress within artists’ books practice. Please do join the survey below if you can help!
This research intends to examine how we learn to design and create artists’ books through letterpress. To gain an understanding of how contemporary book artists teaching letterpress has influenced what is produced in the field, and how this relates back into studio and private press practice.
By taking this survey, you are sharing information towards my PhD. studies and agreeing that results may be published in hard copy or online. There are selection boxes in the survey to choose your preference for either being named or remaining anonymous if quoted.
A really splendid specimen of multi-colour woodletter, hosted by Archive.org
Greatly informative article on the history of the ‘commercial at’ or @ symbol by James Mosley.
Steve Saxe, with the help of David MacMillan, has scanned an uploaded the 1902 catalogue from this London Typefounder to Archive.org
The ever-excellent Gentle Author looks at the Caslon Letter Foundry, Chiswell Street, London
Jamie Murphy’s great film about Justin Knopp’s Typoretum
Lettering, rather than types, but lovely details of a past offering from Gardners’ Market Sundriesmen: Roy Gardner’s Sales Tickets | Spitalfields Life
I received this from Scott Fisk last week about a Letterpress Show in the US –
The 918 Letterpress Ephemera Show will take place from Oct 18th through Nov 29th, 2013 at the Samford University Art Gallery in Birmingham, AL, USA. To submit your work for consideration visit http://letterpressephemera.com. There is no cost to submit. If your work is accepted, it will become part of the permanent collection at Samford University. This is a juried show that includes an exhibition catalog. We must receive all digitally submitted work by by 9.5.2013 and notification of acceptance will go out on 9.18.2013. International entries are welcome and encouraged.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/918LetterpressEphemera
An article in The Atlantic about a printing works in Somalia’s capital. Great ephemeral printing in very trying conditions on a Heidelberg Cylinder Press.
An account from Hand & Eye of the installation of their latest press.