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.
An interesting Radio 4 programme on the Manchester Ballads made all the more exciting through the appearance around the half-way point of an Arab Platen Press. Of course, presses don’t exist without printing works and people — provided by Graham and Kathy at the Incline Press.
The Communications Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester includes a static printing gallery. Not on display, but in storage, is a collection of linecasting machines: a short write up is by their 2015 Artist in Residence. Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP
Incline Press, Oldham
Hot Bed Press, Salford
‘Thompson-British Automatic Platen’, made in Buxton Street, Manchester