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.
From greatbigstory.com – “The Saguache Crescent” newspaper in Saguache, Colo., has been printing its news the same way since the 1800s. Lay the letters. Ink. Press. Publisher Dean Coombs’ family has had the business for three generations, and has helped print out the weekly broadsheet on a linotype since he was 12 years old. See…
I’d missed this in July (not sure how) about friends at Urban Cottage Industries hiring for line casting machine operators.
Urban Cottage Industries asked that I join their printer, David Evans, to discuss letterpress printing. They run a battery of linecasting machines and run a number of presses to create their bespoke and short-run printed goods. David — when back at Airedale Products — was good enough to discuss printing with my as I got started…
A guide — in note form — to salvaging a Intertype or Linotype
Amberley Museum, West Sussex
A wide selection of printing-related equipment in Cambridge
Bradford’s Industrial Museum
The building blocks of the printed word and today’s graphic design