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Post BABE Sale. Come and get it!

The whirlwind is over and I am back home after a busy weekend at the Bristol Artists Book Event. I am always amazed at how fast the end arrives and … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 6 Comments

To the Bristol Artists Book Event!

I’ve been gearing up for BABE 2015 this week. Gathering prints and proofs, digging out my display stuff and my card reader (does it still work?) and getting a few … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 6 Comments

Shift-lab on the table: Codex February 8-11

And we’re off! I fly tomorrow to reunite with my Shift-lab companions at the Codex Book Fair. I’ve been so consumed by finishing my new book that I haven’t had … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to build a Greek typeface, by Eric Gill

What better way to celebrate being back in the UK than another post about the Monotype archive in Salfords? A few months ago, Monotype designer Toshi Omagari was kind enough … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adventures in the Monotype Archive: Jan van Krimpen’s Angry letters

Welcome back to the Monotype Archive! Thanks to Monotype designer Toshi Omagari, I was able to spend time last week digging through boxes and pawing old documents and type drawings … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adventures in the Monotype Archive: The Sad Story of Sachsenwald

The archive buried in a small office complex in Salfords, Surrey is the last onsite stronghold of what was once Monotype’s enormous factory complex. The Salfords railway station was built … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 13 Comments

My new friend Rebecca Chamlee

Two weeks ago I flew to Los Angeles and was met at the airport by Rebecca Chamlee of Pie in the Sky Press. I did a lot of things in … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 13 Comments

A carload of letterpress heads to West Dean College

Here are some things I saw while teaching at West Dean College last week. dozens of melons hanging in little hammocks two front-halves of two lions in separate glass boxes … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

All box all the time

YES. LOOK AT THEM ALL. Our week at the Wells Summer Institute is over and we have had a total box victory. I forgot to count before we packed them … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

We will make boxes. We will make boxes all week. And our boxes will be GLORIOUS.

Did you see all those boxes up there? That was all day ONE. I am back at the Wells Summer Institute and we are BOX MACHINES. By the end of … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 17 Comments