Metal Type: Monotype Recorders

An amaz­ing project by Dave Hugh­es and John Cor­nelisse to scan the back copies of the Mono­type Recorder.  The Mono­type Recorder both set the stan­dard and doc­u­ment­ed the advance of typog­ra­phy at the hands of this firm and these PDFs will make fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing.  Thanks, both!

Typoretum: Banging Out – Fleet Street Remembered

Bang­ing Out” was a way of news­pa­per print­ers com­mem­o­rat­ing some­thing spe­cial: a long-serv­ing employ­ee retir­ing or even the clo­sure of the press­es.  This short film, via. Typore­tum, explains the tra­di­tion.

Source: Bang­ing Out – Fleet Street Remem­bered. – A Blog about Typog­ra­phy, Let­ter­press and Print­ing His­to­ry | News from Typore­tum

Wayzgoose: 11 May

Louisa Hare’s Wayz­goose

My print­ing friend Louisa Hare is run­ning a Wayz­goose at Chip­ping Cam­p­den Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val.

11 May, 10am to 4pm at the Town Hall.

Urban Cottage Industries: Letterpress Interview

Urban Cot­tage Indus­tries asked that I join their print­er, David Evans, to dis­cuss let­ter­press print­ing.  They run a bat­tery of linecast­ing machines and run a num­ber of press­es to cre­ate their bespoke and short-run print­ed goods.  David — when back at Airedale Prod­ucts — was good enough to dis­cuss print­ing with my as I got start­ed around ten years ago