A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
The Society Of Revisionist Typographers (SORT) consisted of Messrs. Thomas Boulton and Theo Wang. After graduating at the London College of Printing (now Communication) in 2003 where we studied typographic / graphic design, we formed SORT out of a desire to produce and concentrate on our own particular type of print-based typographic design, using contemporary design technologies fused with traditional letterpress printing processes. Our end products therefore had the flexibility of modern day design, coupled with the individuality, quality and characteristics of the Victorian printing era.
Our primary design ethos stemmed from a firm belief that there is a shortage of people who possess the skills or are willing to invest the time and effort necessary to learn the old distributive trades. Since our time at the LCP, we sought out and studied the often disregarded skills of printing; letterpress, etchings, silk-screening and their kindred techniques, in an attempt to not revel in the lost aesthetic of a bygone era but bring those very skills (as well as the formats and styles that have been in use far longer than computer-based efforts) back into use and apply them in a contemporary setting to prove the value of craftsmanship, dedication and patience.