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Francis Cupiss, Diss

Head­ing to see a friend in Anglia, I took the chance to con­tact John at Fran­cis Cupiss, Diss. The reply shot back that John was away but Richard would give us a glimpse of the works. We were invited to step inside the epi­tome of a prop­er print­ing works: cast iron guil­lot­ine, Columbi­an press, pair of…

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St Bride Virtual Wayzgoose

Des­pite Cov­id restric­tions, the let­ter­press cham­pi­ons at St Bride are organ­ising a vir­tu­al wayz­goose. Details below! Due to the ongo­ing coronavir­us restric­tions in the UK, we have decided to host a vir­tu­al wayz­goose on Sunday 11 July from 10am–1pm BST online via the St Bride Found­a­tion Twit­ter and Ins­tagram accounts. https://twitter.com/stbridelibraryhttps://www.instagram.com/stbridefoundation We are invit­ing letterpress…

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Type and Typography

Maid in Britain: The sensory pleasures of printing and pressing

Mary from Maid in Bri­tain has been in touch — the Rufford Print­ing Co in Mawdes­ley, Lan­cashire helped me pro­duce a book­let — a first for them I think — type­set on the last Inter­type machine of its kind ever made and which was in use at the Guard­i­an until 1987 — then hand printed…

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Pressing On: The Letterpress Film - St Bride Foundation

Friends at St Brides are show­ing Press­ing On: The Let­ter­press Film.  27 Octo­ber, 6pm to 9pm. More details on the St Bride website.

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CPHC: Way goose origins 

Art­icle from the Centre for Print­ing His­tory and Cul­ture, on the ori­gins of the word ‘wayz­goose’ to describe a print­ers’ beano.

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Pathé: Monotype Portraits

A delight­ful film of the cre­ation of Mono­type por­traits.  I can­’t remem­ber where I found the admit­tedly-poor-qual­ity image in the head­er, but I think that would have been the output. 

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The Guardian: How To Print With Letterpress

Not sure how I missed this, but a 2010 art­icle with Phil Abel of Hand & Eye Let­ter­press in the Guardian.

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Print Futures Awards: 2018 - Call for Applications

The Print Futures Awards help people devel­op their career in the UK print­ing, paper, pub­lish­ing, pack­aging and graph­ic arts sec­tors. What are the Print Futures Awards? The Awards are grants of up to £1,500 to help indi­vidu­als devel­op their work­place skills or assist new people to fol­low a path­way into employ­ment with liv­ing and travel…

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It's Nice That: Hacking Heidelberg: how Erik Spiekermann came to reinvent the printing process

A rather lav­ish and jeal­ousy-indu­­cing art­icle from It’s Nice, That, on Erik Spieker­man­n’s let­ter­press works.  Truly won­der­ful to see such a great name in design return to let­ter­press with a craft approach to the whole thing.

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Creative Review: BBC Reith Font

Only a glan­cing con­nec­tion with let­ter­press but a face that will end up as one of the fonts that define how the UK looks (along with ‘Trans­port’ used on road signs).  This Cre­at­ive Review art­icle looks at repla­cing Gill with a cus­tom font called Reith.

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Cambridge News Network: 3D Printed Letterpress Blocks

A fel­low Let­ter­press Exchange Group mem­ber, Gor­don Chester­man, has been work­ing with Print My Part to cre­ate let­ter­press blocks.  All repor­ted here on Cam­bridge Net­work. You can also see more of the blocks and Gor­don’s work on Flickr.

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Max Koehler: Adopting a Digital Typeface for Letterpress Printing

Superb art­icle by Kax Koehler on mak­ing a let­ter­press fount using acryl­ic laser-cut let­ters and MDF.  Excel­lent use of new technology!