On a recent trip to Ireland to see my good friend Jamie Murphy at Distillers Press, NCAD, we collaborated to create the first broadside to be printed on the newly cleaned Western Proofing Press. The print lists all of the ingredients needed to bring the press back to life, and references a newly-discovered plate on the clean machine and is typeset in pristine Univers type from the Press’ collection.
Printed in an edition of 72, one for every hour of elbow grease, in a split-fountain to represent the transition from dirty to clean press.
In Milano next week with work - anyone got any good printy tips? #letterpress