Archive for August, 2011

Henry Bowers’ diary

21 August 2011

Henry Robertson Bowers was a member of Robert Scott’s second Antarctic expedition, and one of the party of five who reached the South Pole in January 1912. He kept a diary throughout his time in Antarctica. It is now the property of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, who are publishing it for the first time. We are delighted that they have chosen us to print the book. It will be set in Monotype Imprint, issued by the Monotype Corporation in 1912.

The book is currently being planned. It will probably be set in 10/11 point, and we’re doing tests, calculations and estimates to decide on paper and number of pages.

We intend to Tweet about the project as it progresses.



Unutterable garbage

4 August 2011

Sometimes we’re given a job that is truly horrible, and we had one on press yesterday. There really is nothing positive to say about the copy or the design, and there’s rather a lot that’s negative. It would be indiscreet, and bad business, to say it, and our customer may find it a thing of beauty. We certainly hope they’re happy with our printing. But really…