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Letterpress at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

September 04, 2014

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.

     

#artcraftparty

SEE YOU ON THE 20TH SEPT 11am-10pm

#NoYouCantComeErnie

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Credits:
Photograph of Thomas © Nathaniel Hepburn
Photographs of Pea © djbrass
Photgraphs of Ernie & the press room © Pea




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