The last weekend in April began the first in a series of workshops at the Type Archive. 'Lost Words' is a two-day introduction to letterpress printing and typography, that explores long forgotten language in the lost world of typographic treasures tucked away in the type cases in the print room.Read More
For years The Type Archive (formerly the Type Museum) has been something of a mystery. A near mythical place, mentioned only in whispers, which many people have heard about but seldom few have ever been.
Tucked away at the end of a quiet, residential street in Stockwell, south London, behind large gates to what was once a victorian circus animal hospital (complete at the time with its very own baby elephant), lies one of the most important collections of typographic history in the country. A repository for the equipment and precious materials from the country’s last great type foundries.Read More
Extra Condensed started life as a little idea over drinks in the pub. Where all the best ideas begin, obviously. A fizzy flash of third-pint inspiration. It really did seem like a good idea at the time. Little did we know just how much we were about to bite off.Read More
Late this year, before we were feeling festive, the guys at Type Worship asked us whether we would be interested in taking part in a type and lettering advent calendar…Read More
In its short life so far (a little under three years) our humble press has already had five homes and four postal addresses, including two studios proper. That's inconvenient at the best of times, but it's downright painful when 'humble' has decided to acquire a 3/4 ton, 2.5 metre long Vandercook proofing press. So it was with heavy hearts, and an even heavier van, that we were forced to move again in August this year. Fifth time lucky?Read More