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