Recent Commission for Pied à Terre

Commission Projects, Stationery

رابط موقع When we’re not working on our own products we also produce a lot of business and personal stationery. We recently finished a commission for Pied à Terre, approved in Charlotte Street, London. Designing and printing their new menu holders to match the redecorated restaurant interior, in a deep burgundy 300gsm card stock, with a debossed, bronze logo on the cover and die-cut tabs on the inside to hold the daily menu. We then went on to produce matching business cards for the owner as well as the restaurant manager, in both 300gsm and 540gsm weight stocks, with metallic bronze printed logos and custom mixed burgundy ink for the details set in Caslon. If you are interested in bespoke, business or personal stationery then just email us at: info@sortdesign, and we’re always happy to discuss commissioning.

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Sherlock Holmes Exhibition at the Museum of London

Commission Projects, New Products

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Now that it has successfully launched, we are pleased to announce that we have been working on a commission with the Museum of London on a range of letterpress products for their shop as part of the new Sherlock Holmes exhibition.

The designs themselves were produced by A Plus B Studio, who did all the identity work for the exhibition as well as the custom typeface, whilst we were brought in to do the actual printing and apply our stationery & product design skills to the range.






Focusing on the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, the designs were all heavily based on a selection of well known, and slightly less famous, quotes and styled in a way to evoke the bold, headlines of 19th century newspapers and billheads. The colour palette was based on the Booth’s poverty maps, and custom mixed to create a range of muted, Victorian scarlet and orange, mustard yellow, pea green, and cobalt blue.






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We were particularly pleased with the blind deboss on the limited edition prints, tucked away in the bottom right corner opposite the edition number.

All the products are available in the Museum of London shop and via their online store, but if you’re in London any time between now and the 12th of April then pop by and check the exhibition out.


Pedal + Tread Commission

Commission Projects, Interviews & articles

We’ve just recently finished a commission for some friends of ours at Pedal + Tread. They’re a husband and wife team who have just started up as an independent, and online retailer focusing on all manner of essentials and accessories for outdoor living.

They’re dedicated to working with makers and craftspeople from Scandinavia and the UK and they teamed up with us to help produce some original products to help launch their store.


The idea was to make a notebook set, similar in format to our own Alphabet notebooks and Idea Pads, but with a selection of typographic designs based on quintessential quotes about outdoor life, travel and cycling.

Aesthetically they were great fun to design as the simple, more modernist style was a real change from our ornamental work. We also tried to keep to a more subtle palette with natural colours that matched the Pedal + Tread logo.

Below are some shots of the notebooks in production and there will be a short interview with us going up on their site soon as well.







Valentine’s Day Event Now Open!

Commission Projects, Events & Competitions, Valentine's Day

Yes ladies and gents, more about we are set-up and ready to go for our Valentine’s Day event in Fortnum & Mason. The Adanas are oiled up, the type trays have been given a dusting down and the ink is fresh out of the tins!


So if you’re looking for a personal gift for the one you love, then come on up to our mini workshop. You can pick from four exclusive card designs and add any name, pick a colour and a typeface and then you can have a go at pulling the print yourself on one of our vintage letterpress printers.

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We’ll be on the third floor of Fortnum & Mason all this week until Friday the 14th itself. As mentioned in our previous blog post, the cards are also available online (along with the personalisation service) for anyone who can’t make it down. Saturday 8th of February – Friday 14th of February

Everyday from 11am – 7pm

(except for Sunday 9th, 12pm – 6pm)

بلوق هنا Fortnum & Mason

Third Floor Stationery Department,

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Personalised Valentine’s Cards at Fortnum & Mason

Commission Projects, Events & Competitions, Valentine's Day

Kicking off 2014 with a start we are pleased to announce one of the mysterious projects I hinted at in my last post; this Valentine’s day we will be teaming up with Fortnum & Mason once again to do a live in-store event!

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For one week from the 8th of February through to the 14th , illness we will be setting-up in their stationery department on the 3rd floor and offering a service for customers to personalise and hand print their own Valentine’s cards.

The cards are part of a bespoke range of designs that we’ve created and are exclusive to Fortnum & Mason. Customers will be able to select any of the designs, viagra compose the name of their nearest and dearest and have a go at printing it themselves.

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We will be there on the times and dates below; Saturday the 8th of February through to Friday the 14th of February Every day from 11am – 7pm (except Sunday the 9th: 12pm – 6pm)

For anyone who can’t make it down to Piccadilly during that period, this web the cards and the personalisation service, is available via the Fortnum & Mason website as well.

Personalised Apple of My Eye Valentine Card, Pink

Personalised Apple of My Eye Valentine Card Blue

Personalised Be Mine Valentine Card

Personalised Bees Knees Valentine Card

Personalised Hearts Valentine Card

For further enquires please contact us directly at

تحقق بلوق بلدي Fortnum & Mason

Third Floor Stationery Department,

181 Piccadilly ,



SORT Letterpress Workshop – Now Open!

Commission Projects, Events & Competitions, London Design Festival

The set-up is done, order the printing press is in place and we are ready to go on our London Design Festival event at Fortnum & Mason. We’re actually starting a couple of days early and will be present in-store from the 12th of September all the way through to the 22nd. We are located on the 1st floor of the store by the main staircase.

We’ve finished up all the work on the bespoke range of commissioned products for Fortnum & Mason; they will all be on display in our workshop area and available to purchase, unhealthy also from the 12th of September onwards. We’ve just had time to take some quick product shots of the range that you can see below.

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We will be printing some more of the actual bespoke products, this site in-store on our antique Peerless printing press, so you can see exactly how we manufacture all our stationery items. Additionally, if you’re itching to have a go then we’ll be running a small workshop area where anyone can come up and personalise and print your own notebook to take home on the day.

We’ll be there everyday from 11am – 7pm, so if you like printing, stationery, tea, bees or all of the above, come along to Piccadilly and say hello! SORT Letterpress Workshop

Thursday 12th of September -Sunday 22nd of September

Every day from 11am – 7pm

First Floor Stationery Department,

Fortnum & Mason,

181 Piccadilly ,



Exclusive Products for Fortnum & Mason

Commission Projects, Events & Competitions, London Design Festival, printing equipment, Work in Progress

With one week to go, no rx the preparations continue apace for our London Design Festival event. We are currently in a flurry of activity working to get everything ready, pilule not least of which are the commissioned bespoke products that we are producing with Fortnum & Mason. We’ve designed a range of six greetings cards plus a new style A5 double notebook set all to celebrate the history of the store. We’re just putting the finishing touches to them now but here are some work in progress shots from last week:


Test print detail of part of the notebook 2-colour design; gold ink onto Fortnum’s turquoise / eau de nil.


Our press being inked up in a rather fetching, ailment and not frequently seen from us, shade of pink for two of the colourways on the greetings cards. One is pink and grey, the other pink and purple.

All the finished products will be exclusively available through Fortnum & Mason and launched during the event. Additionally we’ll be producing some of them all week, live in store on our press so you can come see how they were made.

New Commission Work

Commission Projects

Following on from our summer Open Studios (and a big thank you to everyone who visited our little corner of Clerkenwell), cost we’ve just completed a couple of nice commission jobs. We’ve always offered a mix of commission services as well as our own range of products and after an extended period of production printing it’s good to be able to switch over to something different. Guerilla Books

This is part of a series of interesting projects for Guerilla Books; a fine, independent publisher of curious literature. Their beautiful limited edition books are all designed, printed and bound in the UK, and they contacted us to design and produce various items of ephemera as well. First up was a certificate for those who join their Collectors Club. Here are some shots of the printing process and intense close-up detail:



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We worked with Bridie when she launched her initial range of handmade, scented candles and now that she’s launching a new scent and new range of sizes we printed up a fresh batch of labels to go with them too: