Tag Archives: wood type

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 […]

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 […]

‘For the Love of Letterpress’ film.

A short documentary by White House Films, filmed at the Distiller’s Press in Dublin, Ireland, featuring  Jamie Murphy who is currently here at Typoretum on a 3-month Leonardo da Vinci programme placement.

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 […]

Letterpress Workers International Summit – Milan 2012

From 19th-21st April  Officina Tipografica Novepunti hosted the inaugural Letterpress Workers International Summit, an international letterpress workshop, followed by exhibition, in Milan. During the public workshop, European designers collaborated to produce letterpress work under the watchful eyes of visitors. The participants of the event were  Thomas Gravemaker,  Pete Burke,  Alexander Cooper & Rose Gridneff,  John […]

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 […]

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.