The Whittington Press’ next Open Day, aka Presstival, will be on Saturday 7th September 2013 from 2 p.m. onwards. As usual it will coincide with the annual Whittington Summer Show, with all its many attractions including a dog show, the white elephant store and a welly-wanging competition.
Nearby Whittington Court will be open to the public and the Press will be showing off its latest works including Matrix 31 and Posters from Whittington. In the Monotype room Neil Winter will be cranking up the supercaster in order to cast some 72-point Caslon Titling. Outside there will be usual array of printers, binders, marblers, wood-engravers and paper-makers, showing off the myriad skills that go into the production of a properly produced book. Whittington is 40 miles west of Oxford, 5 miles east of Cheltenham, just off the A40.
Please click here to view the 2011 open day, colour photos by Sarah Dixon/Spider Shooter, black-and-whites by Karel Prokes of Avant Garde Letterpress in Prague.
And click here to read the Counter Press’s blog from last years event.
This year will feature all the usual suspects, including Hand & Eye, Typoretum & Dennis Gould as well as some new tables displaying the work of The Elrod Press, The Print Project and Peter Gauld’s New Basement Press.