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.
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.
An excellent article by Bob Richardson for the St Bride Foundation Blog on Election Typefaces — our next General Election now just a week away!
Bob Richardson has been into the St Bride Library archives for a special Election Day blog article. ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, in 1915, we were due to have a General Election in the United Kingdom, bu…
Header Image: “Polling Station” flickr photo by secretlondon123 https://flickr.com/photos/secretlondon/6997132774 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
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.
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.
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.
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