The Letterpress Exchange Group

LEG Notice printed by Alan Brignull

LEG Notice printed by Alan Brignull

Ben Brundell

Ben Brundell – www.britishletterpress.co.uk

The Letterpress Exchange Group was formed around 1992 by Claire Bolton of The Alembic Press as a forum that was exclusively letterpress, and small enough to make the task of printing not too onerous.

Membership is strictly limited to twenty-five members and operates a policy that if one does not contribute, one does not receive the bundle, to make it fair on those who do contribute. Twenty-six bundles are produced, thrice yearly, with one copy being archived at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at Reading University, so as to encourage future printers, designers and students of letterpress. The current (April) bundle marks the 50th exchange of letterpress printed work.

Alan Brignull at The Hedgehog Press now coordinates the distribution and he can be contacted by email at alan.98@virgin.net for more information or membership enquiries. Currently, there is a small waiting list for membership.

Incline Press – www.inclinepress.com

Incline Press / Graham Moss & Kathy Whalen – www.inclinepress.com

Ericius Press (left) & Alan Brignull / Hedgehog Press (right)

Ericius Press / Peter Criddle (left) & Alan Brignull / Hedgehog Press (right)

Justin Knopp – www.typoretum.co.uk

Justin Knopp – www.typoretum.co.uk

Palliser Press / William Taylor

Palliser Press / William Taylor

Incline Press / Graham Moss & Kathy Whalen

Incline Press / Graham Moss & Kathy Whalen

The Happy Dragons’ Press / Julius Stafford-Baker

The Happy Dragons’ Press / Julius Stafford-Baker – www.happydragonspress.co.uk

The Old Forge Press / John R. Smith

The Old Forge Press / John R. Smith

Hedgehog Press / Alan Brignull

Hedgehog Press / Alan Brignull

The Old Forge Press / John R. Smith

The Old Forge Press / John R. Smith

The Happy Dragons’ Press / Julius Stafford-Baker

The Happy Dragons’ Press / Julius Stafford-Baker – www.happydragonspress.co.uk

The Old Forge Press / John R. Smith

The Old Forge Press / John R. Smith

Hedgehog Press / Alan Brignull (left) & Ericius Press / Peter Criddle (right)

Hedgehog Press / Alan Brignull (left) & Ericius Press / Peter Criddle (right)

The Happy Dragons’ Press / Julius Stafford Baker – www.happydragonspress.co.uk

The Happy Dragons’ Press / Julius Stafford Baker – www.happydragonspress.co.uk

Ericius Press / Peter Criddle

Ericius Press / Peter Criddle

Palliser Press / William Taylor

Palliser Press / William Taylor

3 Comments

  1. Posted April 17, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog! Hope you didn’t mind me using you as a link to draw attention to this fab exchange. I just loved seeing all the different examples in the bundle – what a treat. Your work is really lovely :-)

  2. Alan
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the publicity, Justin!

  3. Posted August 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Please consider entering your work in the 918 Letterpress Ephemera Show. Why not share your wonderful work with the world? It’s free to enter. It’s prestigious to be in a juried show. Most importantly, you’ll get free advertising for you and your press. Everyone in the show will published on this website and in the exhibition catalog.

    To submit your work for consideration visit http://letterpressephemera.com/. International entries are welcome and encouraged.

    If your work is accepted in the show, it will become part of the permanent collection at Samford University. The work will be used to help inspire students for years to come. We also have some great prizes you can win. Everyone in the show will receive a 918 Letterpress Show Poster.

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