Journal

Designing Type

Letterpress printing attracts designers, writers, poets and artists – in fact anyone interested in language and form. Letter-arts including calligraphy, letter cutting, as well as a very small number of people practising punch cutting are all members of this very broad fraternity. If you have a passion for letterpress, there is a high probability that […]

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Letterpress wood type

Wood Type

Letterpress type manufactured from wood is a natural, delicate resource. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to locate and due to its rising on-line value, has resulted in dealers separating out individual elements to maximise their profitability. This makes anyone who is a custodian of wood type aware that they have a responsibility to take the best […]

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Reverting to Type 2020: Protest Posters

Reverting to Type 2020: Protest Posters

It has been a decade since the influential UK letterpress exhibition ‘Reverting to Type’ was staged by New North Press in London. It showcased over seventy printed works from individuals and presses across Europe and as far afield as Australia and the Americas. Acting as a conduit to contemporary practice in the centuries-old craft of […]

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LPW at The Printing Museum in Lodi

LPW settled in Leoncavallo in 2014 and became the base for our annual, collaborative artist residency. But there has always been another space which has played a very special, and important role in LPW.  That is the Printing Museum in Lodi. https://www.museostampa.org/ Luigi Lanfossi is one of the people who helps run the museum and […]

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Letterpress Workers 2020

The Canary Islands to Leipzig & back again

A letterpress diary … … … After a summer without our annual LPW pilgrimage to Milan, it was a relief and a delight to be offered the opportunity meet up and work again with fellow letterpress printers in Leipzig (Germany). With the global impact of Covid-19 I had not been able to leave the Canary […]

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