Tuesday, 9 July 2013

LEN on holiday

LEN hopes you are enjoying the glorious sunshine with appropriate refreshment!

Another commercial block from the archives of Large & Sons who were printers in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. The block was very dusty and dirty but a damp cloth then dilute metal polish followed by white spirit got it back ready for action.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

LEN + friends hit the road

Last weekend LEN + friends exhibited at The 16.th International Contemporary Arts Book Fair at The University of Leeds in Parkinson Court. We showed and sold works produced by LEN members and friends that we have worked with too. There was lots of interest in our letterpress wares, and particular enthusiasm from a Graphic Design student currently studying at Leeds Met. He was very into Letterpress and we were pleased to meet him and 'talk type.'

He came back a little while later on and gave us a bunch of cards that he had letterpress printed for Mother's Day. He had used some rather nice ornaments in the printing too! So we put them on our LEN stand as giveaways to students who were looking to send something special to their Mum. These three students were really pleased with their freebies. Thank you!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

For the love of letterpress

Some images of a new book I (Hazel) have been making.  The sentiment has been getting lots of nods of agreement from others in the print studio as I go along.  Further details over on my own blog at hgmakes.

More recent printing experiments include:

Monday, 21 January 2013

Letterpress is...

...emptying your bag and finding a single piece of lead type at the bottom.

Exhibit A
A 12pt Spartan Upper Case S in this case.