Category Archives: Typoretum

A Cornucopia of Wooden Types.

Here at  Typoretum, we have embarked on an ambitious project to create a limited edition portfolio of experimental designs printed directly from wooden types. The book will be letterpress printed on Victorian printing machines and will feature over 200 individual wood type faces from the private collection of Justin Knopp, founder of  Typoretum. The estimated […]

Blackwater Polytechnic ‘Happy Days’ exhibition – 6th-14th July 2013.

We are currently exhibiting our letterpress work in the ‘Happy Days’ exhibition, curated by  Blackwater Polytechnic and hosted in Ben Coode-Adams & Freddie Robins’ award-winning Grand Designs barn here in North Essex, GB. ‘Happy Days’ is “an exhibition of exceptional construction in wood, textiles, ink, paint, metal & concrete made by men and women with […]

Letterpress ‘IEE’ poster for Public Service Broadcasting.

Public Service Broadcasting commissioned  Typoretum to design and letterpress print a limited edition (100 copies) poster, to accompany the launch of their debut album ‘Inform, Educate, Entertain’ ( in May 2013. The posters were printed from antique Elongated Sans Serif wood type and Granby Light metal type onto high-quality 170gsm cartridge paper, signed and editioned […]

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 […]

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.

Typoretum featured on Spitalfield’s Life

We were recently commissioned by  St Jude’s to illustrate an interview with the The Gentle Author of  Spitalfields Life in the first issue of  Random Spectacular, published this week in aid of  Maggie’s Centres. As a result of the commission, The Gentle Author visited our letterpress workshop and interviewed me for the  Spitalfields Life journal […]

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!