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LCBA: A Very Tidy Works

I’m late to this (as always) but can­’t res­ist a little envy at the delight­fully tidy works at the Lon­don Centre for Book Arts.

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Monotype: The Wolpe Exhibition

A won­der­ful exhib­i­tion from Mono­type at the Type Archive on the work of Ber­hold Wolpe, per­haps most fam­ous for the beau­ti­ful Albertus. Excited to announce our upcom­ing exhib­i­tion The Wolpe Exhib­i­tion @TypeArchive. Join us Sept 29 — Oct 30 https://t.co/hdGyjBXEd8 #Meet­Wolpe pic.twitter.com/jnBy6gYUHj — Mono­type. (@Monotype) Septem­ber 18, 2017

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St Bride Event: Douglas Downing on The Dalziel Brothers

A note from St Bride on an upcom­ing event. I am email­ing on behalf of the St Bride Found­a­tion where I cur­ate their events pro­gramme as I wanted to let you know about a talk we have com­ing up that may be of interest to you and your fel­low mem­bers. It is being held on Friday…

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The Telegraph: The polymath with a font of knowledge

An enjoy­able Tele­graph art­icle about Kelvyn Smith, pro­pri­et­or of Mr Smith’s Let­ter­press work­shop.  A thor­oughly nice man who was good enough to talk me through his approach to print­ing a couple of years ago.

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You Need the Gill Sans Ensemble!

Lovely spe­ci­mens of Gill Sans via. ‘Let­ter­form Archive’ Photo by tarrytown 

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Letterform Archive: Linotype Master Drawings

News of the San Fran­s­isco-based Let­ter­form Archive’s acquis­i­tion of 6,000+ mas­ter draw­ings of Lino­type faces.  Great examples of the draw­ings of some of the key Lino­type faces at the foot of the article.

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BBC4: Mark Ovenden: Two Types: The Faces of Britain

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. BBC4: Two Types: The Faces of Britain

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Maid In Britain: Of a Printer and his Devil

A really lovely write up, with some great pho­tos, of friends at Incline Press in Old­ham. I espe­cially like the photo that I’ve appro­pri­ated above — Gra­ham appear­ing to be about to per­form a magic­al spell! Please shout, MIB, if I should remove this pic.

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New North Press: A23D A 3D-printed letterpress font

A pro­ject by friends at the New North Press pro­du­cing a pro­to­type 3D-print­ing let­ter­press font: second link down.

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Paju Letterpress Workshop: Printing in Korea

Notes from Korea on Print­ing in Korea, includ­ing presses and some rather Mono­­type-esque casters.

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Hato Press: Risograph Specifications 

I have some sym­pathy for the Riso­graph people.  Their pro­cess isn’t like ours: using mov­able types, but they oper­ate with the same lim­it­a­tions — a single col­our each pass and a lim­ited means of repro­duc­tion. This guide from the Hato Press explains the lim­it­a­tions — and the qual­it­ies of Riso print­ing — beau­ti­fully. I also…

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Spitalfields Life: At Sangorski & Sutcliffe

More print-related his­tor­ic­al pho­tos from the Gentle Author in this look at Sangor­ski and Sutcliffe, bookbinders.