January Sale!

Blog, Etsy, Sale

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مزيد من المعلومات هنا Yes folks, more about as the cold weather begins to bite, abortion we thought it’d be a good time for a little January sale to cheer things up! So just enter هذه PRINTERSDEVIL on any order placed via our Etsy online store and you’ll get 20% off. It runs until Friday the 3rd of February, so get in there quick!

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Christmas Open Studios & New Personalised Stationery Sets

Blog, Events & Competitions, Interactive Events, New Products, open studios, Stationery

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اذهب Ladies & gentlemen: once more we invite you to come to the annual Christmas Open Studios at Cockpit Arts; where we and over 100 other designer / makers will be welcoming the public into our workspaces, here a perfect opportunity to meet independent craftspeople and buy direct from them in time for Christmas. We’re at the Holborn site which will be open on the following times and dates:

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Thurs 6 – 9pm, online Fri, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square

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لماذا لا تحاول هذه Entry: £5 (includes free entry to Deptford site Open Studios)

لها آخر بلوق Additionally, we’ve just launched three new designs for our range of personalised stationery sets: Ellipses, Blackfist and Radio, available as notelets on 300gsm card stock or notepaper on 100gsm paper stock. Like our existing personalised sets, you simply choose the style and stock you prefer, then add in the details you’d like to have printed followed by the colour of your choice. We’ll send a confirmation mock-up and once signed off, we’ll print up your stationery and send it out.

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A Printing Pilgrimage

Blog, Ephemera, printing equipment

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القفز فوق هذا الموقع على شبكة الإنترنت order serif;”>A couple of weeks ago, here troche serif;”>whilst on a brief trip to Antwerp in Belgium, I visited the fantastic Plantin-Moretus Museum. Arriving by train at the ludicrously impressive Antwerpen-Centraal station, the city itself has a long history of being a focus for art and culture, both with it’s school of painting which included Rubens and Van Dyck among others, and for the emerging world of printing in the 16th Century.

انظر هنا الآن The Plantin-Moretus Museum is located in the former home of Christophe Plantin; A French humanist, intellectual, polyglot who had traveled to Antwerp to set-up what has been described as the first industrial print works, in the early 16th Century. There he became a prolific printer, publisher and entrepreneur, producing some 2450 titles in his lifetime, including the Plantin Polyglot; his 8-volume Bible set in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Syriac, as well as the Dictionarium Tetraglotton which was a dictionary in Greek, Latin, French and Flemish.

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After his death, the business was continued by his son-in-law; Jan I Moretus, who carried on their traditions of high quality and diverse printing, issuing another 640 works over a broad range of subjects including religious texts, scientific manuscripts, botanical titles, atlases, anatomical works, mathematical and medical manuals.

In the 18th and 19th Centuries, as technology shifted and the business declined, the Plantin-Moretus company managed to keep the residence, which encompassed the print works, type foundry and bookshop, preserved exactly as it had been in the days of its founders. Finally in 1876, Edward Moretus sold the company to the city of Antwerp, whereupon it was converted into a museum, later being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

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Wandering through the building, it starts off essentially as a series of townhouses, the family home looking onto the Vrijdagmarkt, but you quickly realise that the building includes a tranquil inner courtyard and then three more wings, each of which contain the type foundry, library, bookshop and the print-works itself. It’s their collection of books, printing blocks and other ephemera that really blew me away. The titles themselves are simply beautiful, especially the atlases from 1579, the botanical manuals with the original illustration woodblocks and the multilingual bibles. The type foundry was also a sight to behold, as it included items such as a set of original Garamond punches and matricies by Claude Garamont. Finally there was the print-works, with its racks of original type and lined up presses; five from the 17th – 18th Century and then two from around 1600; the oldest preserved printing presses in the world. The type collection itself was amazing, with a large number of fleurons, ornamentals as well as numerous trays of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek type too.

All in all, it was an amazing house and a fantastic place to visit, even if you’re not a type or print nerd, although if you are then it’s definitely worth the pilgrimage.

 

 

Autumn and Winter Shows

Crafty Fox, Etsy, Events & Competitions, open studios, Renegade Craft Fair

viagra 100mg serif;”>’tis the season for craft fairs, stuff and so to Peckham, the Bussey building to be precise. We’re just back from a busy Saturday at the Crafty Fox market, and already we’ve got the next three events lined up! It was lovely to meet plenty of new people and fellow designer/makers in the fantastic CLF Art Cafe just off Rye Lane. A big thank you as always to Crafty Fox for organising the event.

Next up; we’re pleased to announce that we will be in attendance at this year’s Renegade Craft fair next month! It takes place in the Old Truman Brewery on November the 7th and 8th, both days from 11am – 6pm. We were there last year and it was a great opportunity to get started with some crafty Christmas shopping!

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Plus we have our own Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios coming up too; taking place this year from the 26th to the 29th of November. As always, we’ll be flinging open the doors to our studio with our full range of products plus some special ones for Christmas too!

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Finally, if you still haven’t bought all your presents by then (or started in my case), we’ll be taking part in Etsy Made Local: London, as part of their flagship shopping event in the Vinyl Factory, Soho from the 4th to the 6th of December.

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Full details and links are below and we’ll be posting more information in the coming weeks.

Renegade Craft Fair: London
Saturday 7th November: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 8th November: 11am – 6pm

Old Truman Brewery
81 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios
Thursday 26th November
Friday 27th November: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 28th November11am – 9pm
Sunday 29th November: 11am – 9pm

Cockpit Arts Holborn
Northington Street
London
WC1N 2NP

Etsy Made Local: London
Friday 4th of December Preview night: 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 5th of December: 10am – 8pm
Sunday 6th of December: 11am – 6pm

The Vinyl Factory, Soho
51 Poland St
London W1F 7LZ

 

 

Crafty Fox follow up and some new cards

Crafty Fox, Events & Competitions, London Design Festival, New Products

generic serif;”>Last Sunday we had a nice afternoon in the arches of Kachette under the trains in Shoreditch taking part in the special edition of Crafty Fox for the London Design Festival. The space was very nice, and comes across far moodier and mysterious in the photos than it was in real life!

It was a good day, meeting plenty of LDF wanderers and fellow craftspeople, plus we also launched three new cards on the occasion; to go with the East End setting we have Oi Oi Saveloy

Plus we’ve done two more folding cards in a similar fashion to the Father’s Day card we did a few months back Exclamation & Bang Bang. They are both printed with some of our lovely woodblock and stupendously detailed brass picture blocks, plus they fold out to display on a shelf or mantelpiece. They also come with our new buff envelopes too.

If you missed us at Kachette, we’ll be at the next Crafty Fox gathering at the Bussey Building in Peckham on the 10th of October. 11Am – 5pm, FREE entry. 90 designer/makers taking part plus: live art in the courtyard, poodle parlour workshop by Garudio Studiage and the Lost Lanes, craftivist workshop with Sarah Corbett, Animal Alphabet book signing with Kay from Ketchup on Everything, origami with Katie Guild,  stitched portraits by In-Stitch You (Saturday only) and The Rhythm Parlour pop-up barber (Saturday only). Enjoy tunes from the Crafty Fox DJ’s and a full bar.

Crafty Fox at the CLF Art Cafe
The Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane
Peckham
London, SE15 4ST

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More Workshops, Crafty Fox and the London Design Festival

Crafty Fox, Events & Competitions, Interactive Events, London Design Festival, Workshops

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Following on from my last post, more about we have Crafty Fox’s London Design Festival event coming up just a couple of weeks away. We’ll be there on the 27th of September from 11am to 5pm, but it’s running all weekend at Kachette in Shoreditch (347 Old St, EC1V 9LP). For more information and to see who else is trading, check out their main page here.

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We’ve been introducing all manner of people to the world of letterpress this August and September with our workshop sessions, plus we’ve just had a little feature in the latest issue of Elle Decoration. As such, we’ve just listed a bunch more sessions in September and into October as well, so it’s not too late to sign up and have a go!

September / October Workshops:
24/09/15 – Thursday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
25/09/15 – Friday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
03/10/15 – Saturday – Morning (11am-2pm)
03/10/15 – Saturday – Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
15/10/15 – Thursday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
16/10/15 – Friday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
17/10/15 – Saturday – Morning (11am-2pm)
17/10/15 – Saturday – Afternoon (3pm-6pm)

Summer Workshops and Events

Crafty Fox, Events & Competitions, London Design Festival, Workshops

What better way to make the most of the British summer sun than indoors with an Adana, page some type and some ink? We thought so too and so we’ve got a flurry of new workshop dates listed for August and September.

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As per usual; they’re in the evenings during the week and then a morning and afternoon session on Saturdays. So if you’ve ever fancied having a go at composing type, price learning how to use an Adana 8×5 or just want to know more about printing in general then have a look here:

27/08/15 – Thursday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
28/08/15 – Friday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
02/09/15 – Wednesday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
03/09/15 – Thursday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
04/09/15 – Friday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
05/09/15 – Saturday – Morning (11am-2pm)
05/09/15 – Saturday – Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
10/09/15 – Thursday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
11/09/15 – Friday – Evening (6pm-9pm)
12/09/15 – Saturday – Morning (11am-2pm)
12/09/15 – Saturday – Afternoon (3pm-6pm)

In other news, we’re pleased to announce that we will be taking part in the next couple of Crafty Fox events; as part of the London Design Festival on the 27th of September and also at the Bussey Building in Peckham on the 10th of October. It was great to work with them as part of Manmade 2015 so we’ll be exhibiting with them again!

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Follow up from Manmade & a New Website

Crafty Fox, Events & Competitions, Interactive Events, manmade

So Manmade has been and gone and we had a great time down at the Truman Brewery, approved meeting plenty of new customers and other craftsmen (and crafts-ladies too). We had a pretty good spot and decorated our bit of wall with our alphabetical ephemera. Our have-a-go notebook customisation workshop did well as always with a wide variety of people lining up to try their hand at printing with the Adana.

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The other interactive events were very popular as well; with some amazing scissor skills from the general public at Mr Wingate’s screen printing workshop, order and a veritable crowd of eager acrylic-fanciers for the jewellery workshop with our chums Ruth and Brendan from I Am Acrylic.

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It’s always nice when a new event does well, cheapest and a big thank you to Crafty Fox, Mr Wingate and Etsy Uk for organising it.

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In other news, as you may have noticed, we’ve given the website a bit of a (late) spring clean and an update, with plenty of shiny new images and integrated the blog in here as well. We’ll be adding a bunch of other improvements over the next couple of months but it’s nice to have a bit of a fresh look!

Manmade Craft Fair

Crafty Fox, Events & Competitions, Interactive Events, Workshops

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We are pleased to announce that in just under 2 weeks we will be participating in Manmade; a new event to celebrate men who make stuff! Brought to you in conjunction with Etsy, information pills Crafty Fox Market and Mr Wingate, we will be exhibiting our wares and also running letterpress demos and a walk-in, have-a-go workshop as we have done in the past, with one of our restored Adanas. There will be 50 other stalls, an art exhibition, talks, live art and numerous other workshops, including screen-printing with Mr Wingate and jewellery making with our chums I Am Acrylic.

It’ll be taking place at the Truman Brewery on Friday the 12th of June and Saturday the 13th of June, with late nights and entry is free!
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For more information, check out Crafty Fox, Etsy’s blog, or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

توصيات سوق الاسهم Manmade
The Old Truman Brewery,
London E1 6QL
Friday June 12th (12 noon – 9pm)
Saturday June 13th (11am – 8pm)

 

New Products and More Workshops

New Products, open studios, Stationery, Workshops

pilule serif;”>Well friends, diagnosis Open Studios has been and gone and we spent a lovely sunny weekend introducing a great number of people to the wonders of letterpress and Cockpit Arts as a whole. For any of you who were there, order you may have seen our new Wall Of Alphabetical Ephemera (its official name), in which we went through our collection of woodblock type and printed up a medley in a range of colours for all to peruse and purchase.

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We also took the opportunity to release a number of new designs and products. Firstly there are our Letterpress Coasters; each design was hand-cut as a printing block to prevent damage to our vintage woodblock and lead type, but they were still printed, by hand as well, in our presses. The oil based ink we use as standard is waterproof and we tested an early sample by submerging it in the sink for a couple of days! The wood itself is 3mm plywood in a natural colour.

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Next up are three new card designs, perfect for celebrations, congratulations, commiserations or just salutations. Each of the designs was composed with lead type and brass picture blocks from our collection along with some more hand-cut decorative elements for the background.

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All these products are available on our Etsy store at the links below.

Letterpress Coasters – Pack of 4

Typeset – How Very Exciting! Greetings Card

Typeset – This Calls For A Tipple! Greetings Card

Typeset – Bring Out The Cakes! Greetings Card

Lastly, we’ve just listed some more workshops for the next couple of weeks. We’ll be aiming to run a number of sessions through the summer so keep checking back regularly or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to be kept informed of any new dates.

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30th of May Morning Session

30th of May Afternoon Session