It might be because I love the topic, but I find letterpress lends itself to film. So much to capture, so many details and such a rich variety of materials it’s easy to see why film makers enjoy putting our process on film. Diogo Atadini has been in touch about his film of the Hooksmith…
Nice article from Wired commenting on the revival in letterpress, with a focus on the role of photopolymer in that revival. My personal view is that most of those new to the craft love messing about with individual metal types as part of the process, rather than jumping to polymer.
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.
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
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…
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.
Lovely specimens of Gill Sans via. ‘Letterform Archive’ Photo by tarrytown
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.
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
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.
A project by friends at the New North Press producing a prototype 3D-printing letterpress font: second link down.
Notes from Korea on Printing in Korea, including presses and some rather Monotype-esque casters.