As part of PRESS + PLAY  Festival of Print we are pleased to announce a talk with letterpress printmaker Thomas Mayo.

Thomas Mayo is a letterpress printmaker based in the Cotswolds. He produces posters, cards and other ephemera using vintage printing presses and custom made wooden printing blocks.

His bold typographic prints feature customised letterforms based on original wood type from his collection. His current work “The Massive Finger” is a large scale letterpress print, so big that it requires 2 people to print it.

The block from which it is printed is referred to as a ‘Printer’s Fist’ ‘Finger’ or ‘Manicule’ which were commonly used to give direction or draw attention to information in 19th & 20th century advertisements. Thomas will be talking about the block production and printing process of this large scale project.

Taking place on Friday 19 November November, 18.00 – 19.00. Free, but booking via Eventbrite is required. Book now.


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