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Internship booking April-June, today only

19 March 2012

Today we’re taking bookings for two-week internships for April, May and June.

If you’d like to apply please send an email to It’s unlikely that we can answer queries and we’ll only be replying to offer places. Making bookings can take several days, so please don’t expect an immediate answer. We ask successful applicants for a deposit of £25 in the form of a cheque made out to Disasters Emergency Committee. It’s returned at the start of the internship or sent to DEC if you cancel within three weeks of the start date.


2010 in review

2 January 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 35 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 104 posts. There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 22nd with 113 views. The most popular post that day was Internships January to March 2011.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for eric gill, gill sans poster, evelin kasikov, catherine hiley, and gill cameo.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Internships January to March 2011 November 2010


Eric Gill poster April 2009


‘The Letterpress Shakespeare’ from Matrix 27 June 2008


36 pt Gill Cameo Ruled July 2009


Gill Sans poster February 2010

January to March internships taken

24 November 2010

We’re booked up from January to March, so we’re not taking more applications at the moment. We’ll post here again when booking reopens.

Internships January to March 2011

22 November 2010

We are now accepting applications for internships for January to March next year. To apply, please send us an email. We’ll post again when the places have been taken. We’re sorry, we’re trying to spend as much time printing as possible, so you may not hear from us if we can’t offer you anything.

Adventures in Monotype

27 August 2010

Nick has started a casting blog. As he says, ‘pretty niche, but if you’re interested it’ll be at

Ratings enabled

14 February 2010

We found this morning when fooling around with our blog settings that we could let you rate us. We’re in two minds about this: what if you all say that our entries stink? On the other hand, you don’t have to read us if you don’t like what’s here, and it could be interesting to see which, if any, posts are best received.

If there are any particularly popular posts we could use them to help us to decide what to write about in the future. We don’t intend to, though. This blog is here to tell you about things we like and/or that we would like to tell you about.

Donating for Haiti

14 January 2010

Not long ago Phil was pointed to  Mike Hayes’s blog, which is largely about cycling and photography. Now he’s a regular reader. Mike is just starting a long bike ride from Chile to Peru and is asking for sponsorship. He’s supporting Shelterbox, who provide emergency shelter, warmth and dignity for those affected by man-made and natural disasters.

If you would like to donate you can do so here.

In the public eye

11 November 2009

Our friends at Ben Pentreath Ltd tell us that Someone Famous has bought a copy of our Always Do Sober poster. We are, of course, far too discrete to tell you who it is, but even we know that their name is frequently to be found in the tabloids.

Our entry about that poster attracted the comment that the quote is from Ernest Hemingway. We agree that the link provided does show that, but the book from which we got the quotation clearly says it’s Twain. The clincher for us is that it sounds much more his style.

Bridie in Ben’s shop had told us that Tutti Frutti was going to be in this month’s Vogue. This week we broke the habit of a lifetime and bought a copy but there was no picture of our poster. The magazine are, we hear, getting hell over the omission.

Meanwhile we have been contacted by the Financial Times’ How To Spend It Magazine. After seeing our books, posters and Christmas cards they decided to show our Xmas Christmas card. They say it will be in their 21 November edition. The card is one of seven designs we have in our store.

Our last post was about the Reynolds Stone prints we had done. We’ve seen the exhibition now, and it’s terrific. It’s on until 21 November.

Hand & Eye onYouTube

3 October 2009

When Leo Griffin was with as an intern in July he made a film of our Heidelberg cylinder press. This included locking his camera in a forme and running it in the press. Has this ever been done before, we wonder?

Updated type list

18 August 2009

TypelistWe’ve finally got round to updating the type list on our web site. It was a bit fiddly but quite simple once we found out how to do it. Next time we buy new type there’ll be no excuse not to put it on the list right away.