Bodoni 16-point Roman


A quarter strength jobbing fount of 16-point Roman. Giambattista Bodoni, born at Saluzzo in 1740, came from a family of printers. He served his apprenticeship in the press of the Propaganda Fide and later took charge of the Stamperia Reale

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A Boy at the Whittington Press by Paul Wakeman


Paul Wakeman was recruited in 1986 when the Oxford University Press was in the process of discarding its Monotype equipment and installing computers. With his help John Randle ferried car-loads of printing machinery . . .

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Venice by John Craig


Venice is at last back from the binders, having been on the press for most of 2015. The 80 wood-engravings, and some linocuts, some with colour, have made the book a printer’s challenge. John Craig’s use of white space has, as with Britten’s Aldeburgh (2000) and The Locks of the Oxford Canal (1985), been critical, and the asymmetric imposition of type and images is based upon his precise layouts.

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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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La Pinson chante la Pluie*


La Pinson chante la Pluie

by Peter Allen

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Whittington Summer Show poster, 2017


Whittignton Summer Show poster, 2017.

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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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Rose’s Aga Recipes


Text by Rosalind Randle, linocuts by Judith Verity, this classic of kitchen literature and family life has gone through five editions.

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A Vision of Order, 2011


Andrew Anderson’s linocuts on a monumental scale. Indescribable, but the inspiration probably includes mediaeval architecture, Eric Gill, the holy spirit, and the tradition of fine printing on an Albion press.

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Matrix 30


John Craig never met his grandfather Edward Gordon Craig, who lived then in the South of France, but these affectionate letters show that the old man appreciated and fostered his grandson’s emerging talents. George Ramsden tracked down the life of

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Caslon 24pt Italic


‘Why are William Caslon’s types so excellent and so famous? To explain this & make it really clear . . .

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