Article from the Centre for Printing History and Culture, on the origins of the word ‘wayzgoose’ to describe a printers’ beano.
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.
Not sure how I missed this, but a 2010 article with Phil Abel of Hand & Eye Letterpress in the Guardian.
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.
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.
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.
Superb article by Kax Koehler on making a letterpress fount using acrylic laser-cut letters and MDF. Excellent use of new technology!
An account on Medium of designing the letter Æ. Header Image By Szomjasrágó at Hungarian Wikipedia (Transferred from hu.wikipedia to Commons.) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Short videos are rarely as satisfying as this! Would love to see the end result. 7 colour rainbow roll on our #Soldan proofing press during last weeks’ #letterpress #course 🌈💥 Visit https://t.co/lACVyYOpfi for more info… pic.twitter.com/lcUbgJcQQo — Typoretum (@typoretum) July 17, 2017
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.