Matrix

Matrix 34


Matrix 34 encompasses a wide variety of topics, united by its primary interest in printing by letterpress, from metal type. This preoccupation can take many forms, and includes this year . . .

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Matrix 33


Matrix 33 contain some 160 pages, including 8 pages of colour plates; type specimens printed in Sweden, Italy, America and the UK; and many other linocut, and line and colour illustrations. The contents includes: ‘A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’: Protest

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Matrix 32


The 32nd issue of Matrix, the annual ‘Review for Printers and Bibliophiles’, is now published. Printed by letterpress in a variety of Monotype faces from hot metal (‘as God intended’, as the Revd Bernard Roberts, an early and regular Matrix

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Garden Birds Gather


Gardens Birds Gather was originally intended for production at the Whittington Press Open Day on 3 September where Peter is usually able to work under bright skies. Sadly rain intervened in 2016 and until now the poster, like the birds, has been kept

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When Caxton Discovered


Hilary Pepler is among the most colourful exponents of twentieth-century letterpress printing. Here he allows his gaze to fall (inaccurately, see footnote) on the origins and socio-religious history (a few references missing here) of the printed word. But his sheer

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China 1953


Geoffrey Miller, for a while the printing partner of Edward Walters (see Matrix 00, pp. 00-00), was something of a mystery. Immensely talented as an engraver, but with a tiny output, nobody seemed to know anything about him until Sean

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Le Tourbillon


This Matisse head appeared in the first issue of Verve, that feast of inspiration first published by Teriade in Paris in 1937. Le Tourbillon is from Truffaut’s film Jules et Jim of 1962. They first came together by chance in

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Types from Presses


This one was first printed as the frontispiece for Pages from Presses (2006). We decided this was the best way to show off the various types used by the earlier private presses from Kelmscott onwards that were the subject of

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