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Matrix 35


Matrix 35 breaks our golden rule of ignoring the outpourings of the Whittington Press: there is a telling account of the collecting of our posters and ephemera; and images from some recently discovered 35mm film …

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A Slow Ride to India


Once upon a time it was possible to drive from England to India, in the days when there was a Shah in Persia and a King in Afghanistan, and the Khyber Pass was still negotiable. A succession of Land Rovers, VW Campervans, and in one case a Mercedes bus still advertising its destination in Berlin, made the journey in the sixties and early seventies until revolutions and invasions put an end . . .

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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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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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Caslon 14-point


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

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Caslon 8 on 9-point


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

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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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Pastorale


Pastorale, a selection of wood-engravings by Lucien Pissarro (son of Camille), was printed on three of Joseph Batchelor’s hand-made papers made to William Morris’ specification, from the original blocks lent to us by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Charles Ricketts

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