All posts tagged: A Blog about Typography

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 […]

‘The Wit & Wisdom of Leopold Bloom’ – a letterpress book project.

Fresh from his three-month placement at  Typoretum, Jamie Murphy, a Dublin-based designer and letterpress printer, is seeking funding for an exciting letterpress book project – a limited edition of The Works of Master Poldy. The book will be printed by hand from wooden and metal types at  The Distillers Press in Dublin, where Jamie is […]

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/

Pencil to Pixel – Exhibition of artifacts & artwork from the Monotype archive.

The history of  Monotype dates back to the late 19th Century, when it introduced groundbreaking new technology that revolutionised the production of metal type for letterpress printing.  Tolbert Lanston, the inventor of this technology and founder of The Lanston Monotype Machine Company, patented this mechanical typesetting system in 1887 and introduced the first hot metal […]

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 Gallery in Bloomsbury, London. The exhibition runs from 7th-24th November and further details can be found here. via A Blog about Typography, Letterpress and Printing History […]