Category Archives: letterpress

The Ludlow Project – Saving Hot Metal Typecasting History

We’ve received an appeal from our friends at the  International Printing Museum to help spread the word about  The Ludlow Project, an effort to augment their collection of Ludlow matrices to be as complete as possible. They have brought the campaign to Kickstarter, where there have been a significant number of successful letterpress-themed projects. You […]

Typecasting at The Whittington Press

I recently had the great pleasure to return to Whittington again to exhibit at the  Whittington Press Open Day 2011 and was delighted to watch – through the fug of fumes from the  Monotype casters – brand new type being cast by Neil Winter (ex-Libanus Press). Since John Randle bought his first  Monotype caster and […]

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – Limited Edition

After being sworn to secrecy over the past few months, we can finally reveal a rather special book project that we have been working on – a limited edition of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. We letterpress printed the covers onto Somerset Velvet Newsprint 280gsm card stock and the book edges were printed at our studio using […]

Rural Landscape – Art Car Boot Fair

We are delighted to be exhibiting at the  Rural Landscape – Art Car Boot Fair on Saturday 1 October 2011, 12-4pm at Roudham Farm, Roudham, Norfolk NR16 2RJ. We will be showing our letterpress work and our letterpress posters and greeting cards will be for sale. We hope to see you there!

The Occasional Print Club – 5th meeting

The fifth meeting of the  Occasional Print Club took place in late July at  The Whittington Press and this time the four existing members (Jonathan Kielty,  Justin Knopp,  Pat Randle and  Ross Shaw) were joined by Swiss graphic designer & letterpress printmaker  Dafi Kühne. During the weekend meeting a 75 copy edition of a six […]

World’s Largest Printing Type?

Brooklyn-based typographer  Nick Sherman has just created what he believes to be the world’s largest printing type. Standing at 576 lines pica (8 feet) tall, I’m inclined to agree! Nick designed, produced, and printed these wooden letters for the Wood Type Evolved exhibition at Columbia College Chicago. More images showing the process employed to create […]

Whittington Press Open Day 2011

We will returning to Whittington again this year, on Saturday 3rd September, for the annual Whittington Press open day, where we will be exhibiting our letterpress work, posters and greeting cards. We are looking forward to meeting up with old friends, fellow letterpress printers, booksellers, engravers, marblers and others who will also be exhibiting their […]

‘What Face Wednesday’ No.8

Welcome to the eighth ‘What Face Wednesday’ metal typeface identification competition! This week’s prize is a choice of any two hand-printed letterpress greeting cards (including free International p&p) from the selection on my Typoretum website. All correct answers will be placed in a hat and one winner will be randomly drawn. To enter the prize […]

‘What Face Wednesday’ No.7

Welcome to the seventh ‘What Face Wednesday’ metal typeface identification competition! This week I am offering the prize of a pastiche Victorian letterpress poster (including free International p&p), hand-typeset and printed by myself on a mid-nineteenth century Columbian handpress. The prize can be viewed here. All correct answers will be placed in a hat and […]

Bill’s Linotype

I couldn’t resist posting this beautifully shot and rather enchanting movie, by J. Shimon & J. Lindemann, that explores a craftsmans’ relationship with the machinery of his trade. Although this film features Bill Malley (1938-2004) and his Linotype machine, I have met a great many craftsman who, like Bill, developed a great affinity for their […]