The Workshop

the story of the space, equipment, how the workshshop came to be, commissioning Stephenson Blake, Omnific, the typography workshop in clerkenwell, my apprenticeship using the equipment, it moving to Kennington & the heritage of it being a teaching space (celia etc)
Think we need to see the actual space here, insert images taken by Emmy – maybe in b&w.


Metal Type

Stephenson Blake founders type fom 8 – 72pt:

Albertus, Blado, Caslon, Chisel, Engraver’s Shaded, Fry’s ornamented, Futura, Grotesque 6, Joanna, Mariner & Palace Script, Modern 20, Poliphilus, Pegasus, Thorne Shaded, Union Pearl, Walbaum
Monotype 6 – 72pt: Gill Sans, Clarendon, Bodoni, black letter, Univers etc.

Wood Type

A wide selection of Grotesques & Eygptions – from Narrow to Expanded, plus Albertus, some Roman & Italics & a few ‘exotics’ ranging from 4 line to 50 line

The Presses

Stephenson Blake – Model R234 Sheet size: 584 x 857 mm (A1)

Vandercook No.4

Sheet size: 365 x 460 mm

Farley Galley Proofing Press

Sheet size: 300 x 500 mm

Small Treadle Press

Sheet size: 210 x 148 mm (A5)

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