Sunday, 22 April 2012


April 2012 already! I can't believe it's April already, and so much recent work to add. There's never enough time! I've been steadily printing new letterpress items of the wooden Common Press and the 1843 Albion, and also just completed writing an article for Matrix on Hilary Pepler and St Dominic's Press. I'm also getting commissions for book and magazine covers (e.g. VIVA LEWES December 2011), invitations, letterheads and business cards, and these, of course, take up even more time. But people love the clear letterpress impression on dampened hand-made paper, just as they love the Tom Paine Printing Press printing house and gallery at 151 High Street, Lewes. Several times a week I'm told 'What a wonderful shop' by entranced visitors.

The last letterpress book I produced was BLAST?, a large folio printed on the Common Press, which was shown last December by Art & Fiction in Lausanne, Switzerland, at their Mode de Vie demontage event, for which I also designed and printed the posters. Here are some of the page spreads.

The most recent letterpress broadside I printed was A Good Booke, being quotations from Milton's Areopagitica. Image to follow.

1 comment:

Ruth Hope said...

Love these prints, Peter! Very bold and balanced designs, satisfying.