Greetings grapple fans!
Last week we fired up the Landrover & went to print with the 'crown jewels' of wood type in the infamous press room at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. We set a poster that you can print on the proof press on Saturday 20th Sept, the first anniversary since their refurbishment. Entry to the museum is free & there will be a host of pop-up shops too, so please come along & join in the #artcraftparty. We're looking forward to printing posters, eating cake & drinking beer with you.
We can't reveal what the poster looks like, it's a closely guarded secret, so... you'll just have to come & crank the handle for yourself & see what comes out!
Here's the wood type we used to get the press running sweetly. Gill sans! Gill sans!! As BIG as yer 'aaaands...
I'll have a P please, Eric.
Dogs aren't allowed in the museum so Ernie will stay home & be drip fed a calming cocktail of valium & Birds custard. Ernie's stunt double for the day will be the very able Mr Thomas Appleton, stone carver & tip top type-picker. The poster would never have been set in one afternoon without his valuable input.
SEE YOU ON THE 20TH SEPT 11am-10pm
Photograph of Thomas © Nathaniel Hepburn
Photographs of Pea © djbrass
Photgraphs of Ernie & the press room © Pea