Letterpress On Board!

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Having just completed one madcap event involving printing with a steamroller, we’re straight onto the next one this weekend; Letterpress on Board!

Once again in conjunction with Ditchling Museum and as part of their Village of Type celebration of 100 years of the Johnston typeface, we are setting ourselves up to do some live letterpress printing on a train. To coincide with the start of the Brighton Festival this weekend, we’ll be taking an Adana 8×5, fitted to a specially modified trolley, on several trips between London Victoria and Brighton. We’ll offering the public a chance to have a go at printing and take away a specially designed postcard for free.

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We created the design itself with a mixture of regular Gill Sans, and some of the more diverse variations such as Gill Sans Cameo and Gill Sans Light Shadowed, from our collection of lead type.

So if you’re heading down to Brighton for the festival this weekend, or up to London for that matter, and fancy printing one of these postcards, then look out for us on the following trains:


Saturday 7 May
10.20 : London Victoria to Brighton via Hassocks
11:58 : Brighton to London Victoria
13.20 : London Victoria to Brighton via Hassocks
14.28 : Brighton to London Victoria via Hassocks
15.50 : London Victoria to Brighton


Sunday 8 May
10.14 : Brighton to London Victoria
12:06 : London Victoria to Brighton
13.35 : Brighton to London Victoria
15:06 : London Victoria to Brighton
16:35 : Brighton to London Victoria