Category Archives: Private Presses

Jesús Morentin’s Bunkertype typography & letterpress studio.

Over recent months I have greatly enjoyed following  Bunkertype on Pinterest – – in part due to our common admiration and respect for the letterpress work of  H.N. Werkman. Based in Barcelona, Jesús Morentin’s  Bunkertype letterpress studio produces beautiful and experimental letterpress work in small editions manually from metal and wood types. Bunkertype on […]

Typoretum: A Letterpress Workshop

Here is a great short film about  Typoretum. An opportunity to see our presses in action and the craft of letterpress printing. Irish graphic designer and letterpress printer  Jamie Murphy recently spent several months working here at  Typoretum, developing his knowledge of letterpress typesetting and printing. As a thank you for his time here, Jamie […]

‘The Wit & Wisdom of Leopold Bloom’ – a letterpress book project.

Fresh from his three-month placement at  Typoretum, Jamie Murphy, a Dublin-based designer and letterpress printer, is seeking funding for an exciting letterpress book project – a limited edition of The Works of Master Poldy. The book will be printed by hand from wooden and metal types at  The Distillers Press in Dublin, where Jamie is […]

Presstival & Whittington Press Open Day, 1st September 2012

Located five miles east of Cheltenham in the shadow of an Elizabethan manor, the family-run Whittington press (established by John Randle in 1971) will be throwing open its doors on Saturday 1st September, accompanied by Presstival, an annual event for the delectation of printing and typography enthusiasts. Pat Randle, mastermind behind the event, has printed […]

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 […]

…But I love Typography!

This letterpress printed postcard was sent to me, some years ago, by Masao Takaoka; proprietor of The Kazui Press in Tokyo. It is one of my favourite pieces of letterpress ephemera, that I have in my collection. I received it along with an enormous bundle of beautifully printed samples from The Kazui Press and a […]

The Occasional Print Club

The Occasional Print Club was formed in November 2008, in the corner of a thronging London ale house behind Fleet Street, by myself and three other typographers; Jonathan Kielty, Pat Randle and Ross Shaw. We were full of energy and enthusiasm, having spent that day at the excellent Letterpress: A Celebration conference at the St […]

Out of sorts?

Apologies for the recent hiatus of posting to this blog but most of my energy has been expended out in the workshop, of late. Our range of letterpress Christmas cards are proving to be very popular and a reprint of some designs is underway. We are also engaged in some bespoke letterpress projects and the […]