Gorgeous New Posters From an Abandoned Printing Press in London

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How neat is this? The folks at Faber & Faber, an independent publishing house in London since 1929, recently found a forgotten hand press in their archives. As it turns out, the half-century-old machine was used by the firm's most famous designer, Berthold Wolpe: they've since refurbished the relic, which is going to be back in action producing limited edition broadsides and paper goodness for a brand new imprint.

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The first offerings from Faber Fine Press are these four poems, sourced from the back catalog and illustrated with lovely new visuals. At £120 each, they definitely ain't cheap, but they sure are beautiful.

Illustration for article titled Gorgeous New Posters From an Abandoned Printing Press in London
Illustration for article titled Gorgeous New Posters From an Abandoned Printing Press in London
Illustration for article titled Gorgeous New Posters From an Abandoned Printing Press in London

According to Creative Review, Faber plans on commissioning new work, as well, so it will be fun to see how they're able to find awesome new uses for this heritage tech in the modern age. [Creative Review]

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donniedarko2001
donniedarko2001

I used to run one of these. It was old when we got it but still ran like a tank.

Also ran the less pretty but widely used AB Dick 360, Ryobi 2700 and assorted other presses.

The coolest thing we had but had never used, it came with the building was a typesetter machine that made lead movable type as needed.