In early 2015, Chris Fritton, former Studio Director of the Western New York Book Arts Center, set out on an ambitious cross-country journey through US & Canada that has taken him to 45 states, 4 Canadian provinces, and over 135 letterpress printshops; he’s already traveled over 45,000 miles & made over 15,000 prints - but it doesn’t end there. The trip continues throughout 2017 and will eventually result in a book that features photos of all of the prints, printshops, and people he met. The project is called "The Itinerant Printer".Read More
Dafi Kühne, who fuses modern means with the century-old tradition of the letterpress, is about to publish his first book, a selection of his work from the last 8 years. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression: True Print. The book will be published by Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich and will be available in English and German.Read More
It is been a while that I've been in contact with editors of Type Journal (Журнал «Шрифт»), an online journal devoted to type design, visual culture and typography in the Russian-speaking world. So at the beginning of the year, while being on holidays with friends in Berlin they've decided to visit Belgium for a few days. A perfect moment for a typographic meeting!Read More
One more interesting letterpress related book is about to hit the shelves very soon. After 2 years of working, the book celebrating the 100 year of printing on the Vandercook press, edited and self-published by Heather Mitchell is available for pre-order.Read More
I really like this typographic book trailer made by a Belgian designer Stan Van Steendam for promotion of his new book. "O Echo' tells us about adventures of little boy Tuur in a city full of rhythmic sounds. Even though it is a children's book, I wouldn't mind to have it on my shelf:)Read More
While doing research in the MIAT museum library I discovered two Belgian type specimen books by Vanderborght & Dumont type foundry.
First one is a well produced comprehensive specimen with a large section of Elzevir, and ornamental faces plus a large section (109 leaves) of decorative material. The book is 22x28cm and in a very good shape. The second specimen is not in perfect state, some pages are missing.
The type foundry was established in Brussels by Michel-Joseph Vanderborght (1801 - 1870). Vanderboorght optimized the typecasting manufacturing by having a cooling system to double output of the characters.