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Proofing press proves DIY is OK

Back in the days when most people read pulp news, newspaper editors ran a test print on a small proofing press. This allowed them to check for typos before printing thousands of newspapers on the real press. These presses can be used for more than letterpress proofing, such as [Paul] proves it with this DIY […]

Reverting to Type exhibition features pr...

Organized by typography studio New North Press, the exhibition was originally held at London’s Standpoint Gallery, where it opened in December but later had to close due to Britain’s latest Covid lockdown -19. It has since reached people online and through a catalog of featured works. While the events of the last year make an […]

A revealing show at the Minnesota Center...

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, white supremacists were among those attacking the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The following Monday, 148 typographic posters were displayed in the windows of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts on Washington Ave. S. in Minneapolis, face out onto the street. Printed in black on white paper, the posters have a […]

Reverting to Type 2020: an exhibition of...

Featuring names such as Sarah Boris, Alan Kitching, Armina Ghazaryan, Erik Spiekermann and Myrna Keliher, the posters sound the alarm on the global climate crisis, rail against fake news and surveillance capitalism, call out racism and sexism while fighting for equal opportunities and, of course, responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Curated by Richard Ardagh and […]

Anthony Burrill, Oli Bentley and Thomas ...

Titled Brico.01, the monochrome artwork stands 1.5 meters tall and is printed by People Powered Press, Bentley’s other business and which also happens to be the largest such printing operation, apparently owning a world record. “With nearly endless possibilities for letter shapes, weights, sizes, and styles, it was created so everyone could share in the […]