An 81 year old artisan printer is seeking an heir to inherit his business in an effort to revive the fortunes of the letterpress printing trade after his children decided to pursue different careers. Stanley Lane has worked as a ‘monotype’ hand printer for over 60 years, producing meticulously crafted books from Gloucester Typesetting workshop in Stroud to a select group of publishers.
Independent publishing company 404 Ink have blogged about their finances; “where our money goes, how much we earn, our profits, our challenges and so on”. The purpose was to demystify income and costs, of publishing. Particularly interesting is the breakdown of commissions and distribution costs and this article is a must read for any of you planing to publish in the future.
In this practical antidote to a “quit your job and do what you love” talk, Jess unpacks the question — “What do you want to be when you grow up?”— and the importance of finding out who you are in the first place. She notes the answer to “Who am I?” is never static — it shifts and transforms over and over again as you grow, change, mature, hormonally implode, and so on. Only once you know yourself, discover what actually makes you tick, can you “do what you love.”
Katy Waldman questions Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art? Leonardo da Vinci, held down at least a dozen occupations, from cartographer to engineer to painter to architect. But today, we rain down suspicion on those who seem ruled by competing creative impulses...
Why did the chicken cross the road? Mother London creates fowl-mouthed Typo apology for the chicken shortage is full of clever puns, after rejigging the logo to read “FCK” the cheeky ad directs readers to it’s Crossed the Road microsite that offers more information.
These changes will help ensure the long-term viability of the TYPOgraphJournal