St Bride Foundation Blog: Election Typefaces

An excel­lent art­icle by Bob Richard­son for the St Bride Found­a­tion Blog on Elec­tion Typefaces — our next Gen­er­al Elec­tion now just a week away!

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Head­er Image: “Polling Sta­tion” flickr photo by secretlon­don123 shared under a Cre­at­ive Com­mons (BY-SA) license

Joshua Panter: Film of Hooksmith Press

Joshua Panter was in touch to let me know of his short film about Hook­smith Press in East Lon­don.

I thought it’d be of interest to your read­ers as it’s a thriv­ing let­ter­press  busi­ness, and the short cov­ers both the story of own­er Rus­sell Frost and his jour­ney from New Zea­l­and to East Lon­don, along with an insight into the craft of let­ter­press and what it takes to cre­ate a print.

Thanks, Josh!

Spitalfields Life: New North Press at Wiltons Music Hall

Richard Ard­agh At Wilton’s Music Hall via. Spit­al­fields Life

Design­er, Typo­graph­er & Print­er, Richard Ard­agh of New North Press in Hox­ton has col­lab­or­ated with the pupils of Big­land School in Stepney to cre­ate these splen­did let­ter­press signs for Wilton’s Music Hall, telling tales of its col­our­ful his­tory. Prin­ted with wood blocks and met­al type onto book cloth moun­ted on board in the nine­teenth cen­tury man­ner, they are more than enough reas­on – should you ever require it – for a return trip to Wilton’s.

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Pixel Press, Stoke Newington

Pixel Press in Stoke New­ing­ton

Small yet well equipped let­ter­press stu­dio in North Lon­don. We run work­shops shar­ing our expert­ise and love for print­mak­ing with any­one will­ing to try it at afford­able rates. We like to think about our stu­dio as a space to think, a space for poetry and words.

Tel: 0794373 5179
Details of upcom­ing courses are on the web­site.

Unit 24, Shelford Place, Stoke New­ing­ton, Lon­don N16 9HS

G511ERY, London

Let­ter­press print­ing work­shops using a great col­lec­tion of wood type with a small proof­ing press to print onto paper and also cot­ton can­vas bags!

Nigh Noon! Let­ter­press print­ing work­shops £50.00 one-day ses­sion using a great col­lec­tion of wood type with a small proof­ing press to print onto paper and also cot­ton can­vas bags! Over tea & cof­fee, we talk and plan the text — then print at noon!

Vis­it the G511ERY web­site for more details.

511 Sev­en Sis­ters Road, Lon­don N15 6EP

Inky and the Beast, London

Inky and the Beast, Bat­ter­sea, Lon­don

Let­ter­press work­shops in Bat­ter­sea, work­ing with the clas­sic table top press, the Adana 8x5.

Per­fect for begin­ners, these work­shops range from 2 hour Taster ses­sions, to Full Days and have a max of two attendees to allow plenty of one-on-one atten­tion, and an Adana all to your­self.

You will be shown how to use a tra­di­tion­al com­pos­ing stick to type­set, ink mix­ing, and will have the chance to print your own greet­ing cards, busi­ness cards, gift tags, or coast­ers using a range of lead and wood type and pic­ture print­ing blocks. At the end of the work­shop you’ll have your own col­lec­tion of beau­ti­fully prin­ted sta­tion­ery to take away!

Inky and the Beast, Art Lacuna, Fal­con Road, Bat­ter­sea, Lon­don