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Typoretum: Rainbow Inking

Short videos are rarely as sat­is­fy­ing as this!  Would love to see the end res­ult. 7 col­our rain­bow roll on our #Soldan proof­ing press dur­ing last weeks’ #let­ter­press #course 🌈💥 Vis­it https://t.co/lACVyYOpfi for more info… pic.twitter.com/lcUbgJcQQo — Typo­retum (@typoretum) July 17, 2017

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Diogo Atadini: The Art of Letterpress/Hooksmith Press

It might be because I love the top­ic, but I find let­ter­press lends itself to film.  So much to cap­ture, so many details and such a rich vari­ety of mater­i­als it’s easy to see why film makers enjoy put­ting our pro­cess on film.  Diogo Atadini has been in touch about his film of the Hooksmith…

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Wired: How letterpress printing came back from the dead

Nice art­icle from Wired com­ment­ing on the reviv­al in let­ter­press, with a focus on the role of pho­to­poly­mer in that reviv­al.  My per­son­al view is that most of those new to the craft love mess­ing about with indi­vidu­al met­al types as part of the pro­cess, rather than jump­ing to polymer.

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LCBA: A Very Tidy Works

I’m late to this (as always) but can­’t res­ist a little envy at the delight­fully tidy works at the Lon­don Centre for Book Arts.

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Monotype: The Wolpe Exhibition

A won­der­ful exhib­i­tion from Mono­type at the Type Archive on the work of Ber­hold Wolpe, per­haps most fam­ous for the beau­ti­ful Albertus. Excited to announce our upcom­ing exhib­i­tion The Wolpe Exhib­i­tion @TypeArchive. Join us Sept 29 — Oct 30 https://t.co/hdGyjBXEd8 #Meet­Wolpe pic.twitter.com/jnBy6gYUHj — Mono­type. (@Monotype) Septem­ber 18, 2017

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St Bride Event: Douglas Downing on The Dalziel Brothers

A note from St Bride on an upcom­ing event. I am email­ing on behalf of the St Bride Found­a­tion where I cur­ate their events pro­gramme as I wanted to let you know about a talk we have com­ing up that may be of interest to you and your fel­low mem­bers. It is being held on Friday…

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The Telegraph: The polymath with a font of knowledge

An enjoy­able Tele­graph art­icle about Kelvyn Smith, pro­pri­et­or of Mr Smith’s Let­ter­press work­shop.  A thor­oughly nice man who was good enough to talk me through his approach to print­ing a couple of years ago.

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You Need the Gill Sans Ensemble!

Lovely spe­ci­mens of Gill Sans via. ‘Let­ter­form Archive’ Photo by tarrytown 

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Letterform Archive: Linotype Master Drawings

News of the San Fran­s­isco-based Let­ter­form Archive’s acquis­i­tion of 6,000+ mas­ter draw­ings of Lino­type faces.  Great examples of the draw­ings of some of the key Lino­type faces at the foot of the article.

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BBC4: Mark Ovenden: Two Types: The Faces of Britain

Just a few days left of this BBC4 doc­u­ment­ary by Mark Ovenden. I’ve not yet watched it but have seen noth­ing but excel­lent reviews of Mark’s doc­u­ment­ary. BBC4: Two Types: The Faces of Britain

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Maid In Britain: Of a Printer and his Devil

A really lovely write up, with some great pho­tos, of friends at Incline Press in Old­ham. I espe­cially like the photo that I’ve appro­pri­ated above — Gra­ham appear­ing to be about to per­form a magic­al spell! Please shout, MIB, if I should remove this pic.

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New North Press: A23D A 3D-printed letterpress font

A pro­ject by friends at the New North Press pro­du­cing a pro­to­type 3D-print­ing let­ter­press font: second link down.