Archive for April, 2011

24 pt Gill Sans Italic

26 April 2011

We’ve just added two quarter-founts of 24 pt Gill Sans Italic to our ebay store. We’d hired the matrices for a job of our own, so we’re selling the founts at a price that is unlikely ever to be repeated. We’ve used the Monotype Corporation’s quarter-fount scheme, 10A 18a. The type is gloriously new and shiny from our Supercaster, and we’ve printed special labels for our fount boxes.

As for our own job, that’s something we’ll be telling you about here when it’s ready.

Parenthesis 20

4 April 2011

Cover of Parenthesis 20The latest issue of Parenthesis, the journal of the Fine Press Book Association, arrived last week. We were particularly keen to see it, because we designed and printed the cover. The numerals were cut in wood by Michael Harvey and we set everything else in metal by hand and by machine.

Parenthesis is published twice yearly, with alternate issues being produced in the UK and North America. The UK editor is Sebastian Carter, who once again has put together an exciting issue. Can you really afford to miss articles about the resurgence in French book design in the final year of the Second World War? Or posters at the Whittington Press? Or Times Classic, a significant improvement on Times New Roman? The list goes on. All that and our cover.

If you don’t subscribe already, why not?