Monday, March 25, 2013

New wood letters from Nick Summers

here's a nice clutch of ampersands made for me by Nick Summers at Sylvan Type Works in New South Wales - after I re-cover the tympan on the Albion I'll ink them up & print them, and post the result here - the design is Umbra, designed for Ludlow by R H Middleton in 1935 - 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gill Sans Shadow 338

Electio has just acquired a font of 72pt Gill Sans Shadow 338 from The Printing Museum in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. They can produce a number of types and those interested should contact them for their list. They were kind enough to pull a proof for me and here it is - 
BUT, when the type arrived, it did so in a good, strong, wrap of card with a bit of printing on it which, amazingly, I didn't look at until the next day. It turns out to have been a nice piece of old Linotype packaging, and I confess I'm tempted to rename my press because of it -