Monthly Archives: May 2012

Limited edition Leper Colony play letterpress card

Our letterpress card for Vaughan Pilikian’s upcoming play,  ‘Leper Colony‘. The edition was limited to 400 pieces and printed in two impressions onto 425gsm Saunders Waterford high-white hot-pressed 100% cotton card stock. The copy was typeset in a combination of 48 point Elongated Runic; 10 point, 14 point, and 18 point Bembo regular; 10 point […]

The Typoretum – A short film by Richard Hunter

The third in the ‘dying arts trilogy’. A quick look into the world of Justin Knopp; and what it’s like for him working in the art of traditional letterpress.

Letterpress Workers International Summit – Milan 2012

From 19th-21st April  Officina Tipografica Novepunti hosted the inaugural Letterpress Workers International Summit, an international letterpress workshop, followed by exhibition, in Milan. During the public workshop, European designers collaborated to produce letterpress work under the watchful eyes of visitors. The participants of the event were  Thomas Gravemaker,  Pete Burke,  Alexander Cooper & Rose Gridneff,  John […]

Preserving traditional Chinese printing – Mr Chang

This article has been extracted from an article on the BBC News Asia website, written by Cindy Sui and dated 1st May 2012. The movable-type printing system invented around 1040 AD helped to revolutionise the world by making books and other written material easily available. It is one of the most important inventions of mankind, […]