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.

Blog The Saguache Crescent

From – “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…


Hiring Hot Metal Compositors

I’d missed this in July (not sure how) about friends at Urb­an Cot­tage Indus­tries hir­ing for line cast­ing machine operators.


Urban Cottage Industries: Letterpress Interview

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…

Linotype and Intertype Salvage

A guide — in note form — to sal­va­ging a Inter­type or Linotype

Amberley Museum, West Sussex

Amber­ley Museum, West Sussex

Cambridge Museum of Technology

A wide selec­tion of print­ing-related equip­ment in Cambridge

Bradford Industrial Museum

Brad­ford’s Indus­tri­al Museum

Type and Typography

The build­ing blocks of the prin­ted word and today’s graph­ic design