Saturday, 26 July 2014

The First Proof: Welcome!

Welcome to Woodtyping!

My name's John. I'm a Graphic Designer from Scotland and this is my first serious attempt at a blog.

Woodtyping is dedicated to one of my biggest passions: wooden letterpress type. Since discovering wood type during my art school days I've been fascinated with it; the typefaces, the history and the printing processes and here I hope to share my obsession with other like-minded folk.

Over the years i've built up a small collection of type but I've rarely had a chance to print since graduating back in 2009. Hopefully that should be about to change and Woodtyping will become an informal document of my attempts to start printmaking again. I'll also discuss the current state of letterpress printmaking to highlight how such a formerly huge industry, made totally obsolete by technology, has risen from the ashes to undergo a welcome revival in recent years.

So, with the introduction out of the way there's nothing else to do but get on with it! I hope you enjoy reading and drop me a line or leave a comment if you want to get in touch.