All posts tagged: A Blog about Typography

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

We are currently exhibiting our letterpress work in the ‘Happy Days’ exhibition, created by  Blackwater Polytechnic and hosted in Ben Coode-Adams & Freddie Robins’ award-winning Grand Designs barn here in North Essex, GB. Wood type forme for our limited edition ‘Happy Days’ prints. ‘Happy Days’ is “an exhibition of exceptional construction in wood, textiles, ink, […]

Letterpress ‘IEE’ poster for Public Service Broadcasting.

Public Service Broadcasting commissioned  Typoretum design and letterpress print a limited edition (100 copies) poster, to accompany the launch of their debut album ‘Inform, Educate, Entertain’ (publicservicebroadcasting.net/inform-educate-entertain-out-now/) in May 2013. Limited edition Public Service Broadcasting letterpress ‘IEE’ poster. The posters were printed from antique Elongated Sans Serif wood type and Granby Light metal type onto […]

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 […]

Type Specimens from the Vincent Figgins Type Foundry – 1815.

A hand mould, for the casting of metal printing types. The British punch-cutter and typefounder Vincent Figgins (1766-1844) ran a notable London typefoundry and is credited with designing the first Egyptian (slab serif) typeface, which he simply named ‘Antique’ and released in 1815. Figgins was originally apprenticed to the typefounder Joseph Jackson, a student of […]

‘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. via A Blog about Typography, Letterpress and Printing History | News from Typoretum http://blog.typoretum.co.uk/2012/12/17/%e2%80%98for-the-love-of-letterpress%e2%80%99-film-2/

‘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. via A Blog about Typography, Letterpress and Printing History | News from Typoretum http://blog.typoretum.co.uk/2012/12/16/%e2%80%98for-the-love-of-letterpress%e2%80%99-film/