Friday, 29 November 2013

VOLTAIRE pics by John Hinitt

Two photos of Voltaire taken by John Hinitt at The Tom Paine Printing Press, November 2013

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Letterpress Masterclass

The Tom Paine Printing Press would like to spread the word about the Letterpress Masterclass with Phil Baines at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Church Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8TB, 01273 844744   

Monday 24 Feb 2014 11am - 5pm

5 spaces available

Adults £200 incl. materials, lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the wonderful world of letterpress from Professor of typography Phil Baines. Phil is a graphic designer and letterpress practitioner, and Professor of Typography at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He designed the re-branding for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft which was influenced by the letterpress and lettering of the Museum’s collection. 

During this master class you will get a rare opportunity to print using the Stanhope Press which was used by founding guild members Eric Gill and Hilary Pepler to produce work for St Dominic’s Press. As the Museum is closed to the public on a Monday there will be unlimited access to the galleries for inspiration and you will have special access to works not on display to see and learn about our print collection from the Curator, which is bound to inspire your own letterpress creations. Participants will be able to produce work on the Stanhope and some of our smaller presses to take away. All materials for the day come supplied and delicious refreshments will be served making this master class a real treat for the discerning letterpress enthusiast!


Thursday, 12 September 2013

London Art Book Fair 12 to 15 September 2013

STOP PRESS! Altazimuth Press and Tom Paine Printing Press are showing work at the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery from 12th to 15th September 2013. Thurs 6-9; Fri-Sun 11-6. Admission free.

We will also be showing at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair at Oxford Brooks University during the first weekend in November.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Nelson & Royal Tars Poster at Tom Paine Press

A Staffordshire Nelson jug standing next to the letterpress-printed Royal Tars poster, first printed in Lewes by W. & A. Lee c.1800. William Lee, the founder of this printing business in Lewes, was the publisher of the Sussex Weekly Advertiser, and also the printer of Tom Paine's first pamphlet, The Case of The Officers of Excise.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Voltaire & Melvyn Bragg visit Tom Paine Press

Recent visitors to the Tom Paine Printing Press include Melvyn Bragg (not shown), who is doing a documentary about Thomas Paine, and Voltaire (pictured above).

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Peter Chasseaud at CODEX 2013

Peter Chasseaud showing the work of his Altazimuth Press (poetic photobooks: Kings Cross, Thames - The London River, and The East London Line - An Elegiac Meta-landscape), and of the Tom Paine Printing Press (letterpress book BLAST? and other letterpress work, including broadsides), at CODEX 2013 artists book fair in Berkeley (San Francisco), California, in February 2013. [Photo courtesy of Dmitry Sayenko - thank you Dmitry!].

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Tom Paine Printing Press & Altazimuth Press at CODEX 2013

I will be showing work from The Tom Paine Printing Press and Altazimuth Press at CODEX Artists Book Fair:

CODEX International Book Fair 2013

Sun. Feb. 10 to Wed. Feb. 13

The CODEX 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR will be held at a new venue, the beautiful waterfront Craneway Pavilion, located in Richmond at 1414 Harbour Way South.

Over 175 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers will be exhibiting their art and craft.

There is no better place to find and collect the finest in contemporary artist books, typographic prints, and fine printing than at CODEX.

CODEX IV Book Fair Hours
Sunday, February 10th: 11:00AM - 4:30PM
Monday, February 11th: 12:30PM - 6PM
Tuesday, February 12th: 12:30PM - 6PM
Wednesday, February 13th: 11:00AM - 4PM

Multi-day: $25.
Single-day: $10.
Student(with ID): $10 (multi-day)

Public Transportation
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Driving Directions
The Craneway Pavilion is located in Richmond
on the waterfront at 1414 Harbour Way South.

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