Tag Archives: printing

Los Ultimos – Letterpress printing in Argentina.

Endless Letterpress is a documentary about present of woodtype presses in Argentina, filmed by Nicolás Rodríguez Fuchs. Sadly I discovered this film after the fundraising effort had ended but more information can be found at fb.com/losultimosdoc “Buenos Aires deepest suburbs, July 2013. Three old print shops disputes the printing of cumbia and boxing posters. Second […]

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 London Centre for Book Arts

The London Centre for Book Arts is an open-access book arts studio, teaching facility and exhibition space in Fish Island, Hackney Wick, in East London. The first and only centre of its kind in the United Kingdom, LCBA provides access to specialist equipment and resources, including rare and historically important pieces, along with technical and […]

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 […]

Silent Poster Sale – 2nd May 2012

This event is a collaboration between  St Bride Foundation and BA Graphic Design students from Central Saint Martins to fundraise both for the Library and for the 2012 Graphic Design Degree Show. Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 6.30-9.30pm, in the Bridewell Hall of the  St Bride Library. More information can be found at  http://stbride.org/events/silentpostersale and  http://silentpostersale.tumblr.com/

Upside Down, Left To Right: A letterpress film

A short film by  Danny Cooke about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier. plymouth.ac.uk

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 […]

New North Press – Wilton’s 150th Anniversary poster

Richard Ardagh of Elephants Graveyard directed me to this delightful short movie showing him printing – ably assisted by Graham Bignell of New North Press – some letterpress posters, on an Albion Press. This poster, to commemorate the 150th Aniversary of Wilton’s Music Hall, is available for purchase along with other letterpress printed items via […]

Grafica Fildalga – Letterpress printers in São Paulo, Brazil

Widely shared on Twitter, this movie is just too wonderful not to feature on my Blog. Filmed by Cool Hunting Video, it shows Grafica Fidalga, a trio of letterpress printers in São Paulo, Brazil, who print wood type posters on a 1929 German cylinder printing press.

Make-ready and overlaying on letterpress cylinder presses

I have been extremely fortunate to receive a day’s tuition from Phil Abel at Hand & Eye Letterpress, in the fine art of ‘make-ready’ and ‘overlaying’ on the letterpress cylinder press. After mentioning to Phil that I hope to achieve high-quality work on my Wharfedale press, once it is restored to working order, he kindly […]