And a hearty handshake to everyone who came along to our Letterpress Workshop in Fortnum & Mason as part of the London Design Festival. It was a roaring success with vast crowds of people turning up to see the presses in action and have a go pulling prints, as well as plenty of unsuspecting shoppers drawn in by the sight and sound of a working Cropper Charlton Peerless. There were several days where we had queues of up to twenty people lining up to try their hand on the little Adana 8×5. Our trusty print counter showed that almost 1000 people made a personalised notebook over the week and no one lost their fingers either!
For those of you who couldn’t make it there are some photos of our set-up;
We are now firmly ensconced back in our normal, turps-scented, ink-stained studios, and so too is the Peerless. It’s rather strange to be away from printing for such a long stint but fear not; we are back in action and have a number of Thrilling Developments we are working on at the moment.