Tag Archives: Justin Knopp

The 7th Meeting of The Occasional Print Club – Berlin

At the end of September 2013  The Occasional Print Club held their 7th meeting deep down in the basement of  Kulturwerk des BBK in Kreuzberg, Berlin, a grand building in Mariannenplatz that was formerly a Prussian hospital. In attendance this time were myself,  Thomas Mayo,  Patrick Randle and  Ross Shaw. The Print Studio at  KBBK […]

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 […]

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 Artists of Spitalfields Life exhibition.

We’re delighted to be exhibiting our ‘In the Midst of Life I Woke’ letterpress poster alongside fellow “Artists of Spitalfields Life” in a forthcoming exhibition at the  Ben Pentreath Shop in Bloomsbury, London. The exhibition runs from 7th-24th November and further details & opening times can be found here.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Letterpress Exchange Group

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 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 […]