A Pocket Cathedral

There are two different interpretations of the concept of the private press. There is an approach that takes the term in a very wide sense. The hallmark of the private press is that the profit making principle is non-existent. Financial gain is not part of the process. The printer produces a book purely for personal […]

Heaven Devoid of Stars

The Week in Type More than half a millennium has passed since the invention of moveable type in Europe. It’s now just about impossible to imagine a world without it. That very sentiment is set in ink in this new print collaboration with Stefan Hattenbach. A sumptuous screen-print of gold, white, and black inks on […]

Linotype the film — final push

by Doug Wilson As some of you may know, I am the director of a feature-length documentary film about the Linotype type casting machine. About a year ago, I partnered up with two good friends on a journey to document the Linotype and the people who love these crazy machines. After 45 interviews and 26 […]

Codex type

the week in type Perhaps you thought ‘The Week in Type’ was dead. Well, this post marks its resurrection. It won’t be weekly just yet, but from 2011 it will be: a weekly roundup of new releases, type and lettering to inspire, type tips, videos, and lots, lots more. If you haven’t yet subscribed to […]

Reverting to Type

Letterpress in London Reverting to Type from Lima Charlie on Vimeo. Curated by Graham Bignell & Richard Ardagh, Reverting to Type will showcase the work of twenty contemporary letterpress practitioners from around the world. 10th–24th Dec 2010 and 4th–22nd Jan 2011 Standpoint Gallery, London. For more information see New North Press.

Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop

Creative Review TV

Moveable Type

Cross-Country Adventures in Printing kickstarter link. via @ninastoessinger

Letterpressed wings

Field Notes Wings: Making the Field Notes 2010 Fall Edition from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

Linotype the movie

teaser

Lesson Plan

Letterpress A lovely new letterpress print from the folk at Ligature Loop & Stem. Lesson Plan:

Ditoria

via @brainpicker

Colosseo

A beautiful new letterpress print from Cameron Moll:

Tungsten type

the week in type Let’s begin with something tougher than steel from H&FJ. Meet the just-released Tungsten. [insert superlatives here]

Encyclopædic type

The Week in Type It’s been a little while since the last week in type. I have so many links, so many new releases, so much news to share, I wonder where I should begin. I know, let’s start with a great site based on a very simple idea — Typedia is an encyclopedia of […]

Mojo Type

The Week in Type Let’s jump straight in with some great photos from the Type & Media graduation exhibition. Really impressed, not only by the quality of the types, but by the specimens. Here’s a detail from the graduation poster:

Watchmen watchtype

The Week in Type Later than usual, but it’s here. I’ve been devoting some considerable time to several iLT-related projects, so a little behind on posting here. I hope to tell you more about those projects in the near future; if I can get around the coding problems. OK, so let’s start with something fun: […]

Read between the leading

The Week in Type I always write this introductory paragraph last. As I’ve been working on this post all day, my eyes are now burning, and I’m flagging; so, let’s just get started. Loosen your belts — this is a big one. I’ll start with a beautiful photograph of a beautiful thing: There’s not much […]

Chelsea, darling

The Week in Type The move to my new host, Fused Network, went very smoothly. As iLT has been expanding pretty rapidly, a server with a little more oomph was required. If you’re looking for great hosting and fantastic support, then try Fused. David, the main man at Fused is something of a server superstar. […]

the week in type — Zócalo

Come on Marlene Fast closing in on 2009. I can’t believe it. What happened to 2008? The very lucky winner of the Seb Lester poster is mentioned toward the end of this post. Thanks to everyone who entered. This week’s the week in type is a big one, so make sure you’re sitting comfortably. Enjoy. […]

Printing — how it used to be

Your Life Work Series (1947) Just discovered this wonderful little gem from a post on TYPO-L (ATypI). It’s from a series of films produced by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc. Enjoy! Thus press work is particularly fitted for young men who like to work with machines…. Work conditions are generally satisfactory, as are housing, hygiene, and […]

I Love Type Links 1

The Competition As a way of reducing the length of Sunday Type, I’ve decided to move the general links—bits and pieces—to a separate page. I don’t think I’ll show these posts on the home page, but by slicing Sunday Type in two (from time to time), I hope that it will be a little easier […]

Sunday Type: czech type

Final Registration What a hectic couple of weeks. Well, time to forget all your worries, sit back and enjoy some type and lettering. The winner of the Designing Books competition is mentioned at the close of today’s article. Thanks to all those who have sent in links and suggestions. The other week I mentioned  Typoretum. I […]

Sunday Type: tsang type

Words as Pictures Thanks for your feedback to my questions about posting frequency and the length of these Sunday Type posts. I’ve decided to shorten Sunday Type just a little (though I will sometimes supersize it), and also post relevant newsworthy items throughout the week—if there are any, that is. I’m also considering ‘mashable’ posts […]

Sunday Type: book type

At the Press of a Button Thanks to those who read and commented on Ben’s Letterpress from Scratch article. There appears to be something of a resurgent interest in letterpress. In fact, getting started is not particularly expensive. If you’re looking for more information on getting started, then be sure to take a look at […]

Letterpress From Scratch

By Benjamin Brundell The letterpress printing process is one of the oldest ways of getting the printed word on to a page. It relies on a physical representation of each letter being inked and then pressed against the paper—and this is why it’s both interesting and expensive. Thinking a little further about it for each […]

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