Fortnum & Mason presents the SORT Letterpress Workshop

Sep

14-22

2013

Monday to Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday 12noon - 6pm

Free Event

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The Society Of Revisionist Typographers (SORT) are proud to announce that we will be working with Fortnum & Mason to celebrate the history of the store. We will be running a series of demonstrations and interactive events in-store with a recreation of our letterpress workshop.

We will be recreating a portion of our letterpress workshop in Fortnum & Mason on the 1st floor, including one of our antique Victorian printing presses as well as a multitude of printing paraphernalia. We are currently designing a collection of bespoke stationery items for Fortnum & Mason that will celebrate their history and their legacy of tea. These exclusive products will be available during the event plus we will be actually printing some of them in store for the duration and running demonstrations to show the public the processes involved in how we manufacture our products. As well as this, we will be offering walk-in interactive demos and free, customisable keepsakes, for those wishing to have a go at some type composing and pulling of prints.

The Society Of Revisionist Typographers is a small design group, printers and private press founded by Messrs. Theo Wang & Tom Boulton, based in London (at Cockpit Arts - Holborn) and the South Coast in Bognor Regis. We specialise in letterpress printing; owning and maintaining several presses and a large collection of type.

We’re very proud of the heritage of print in the UK and are keen to show that the principles of late 19th Century skill and craft are just as relevant today as long as there are those left to continue the tradition. Rather than just preserving it, we aim to keep it alive through practice and application, proving that there is an alternative to the mass-produced, and that beautiful, unique, hand-made products don’t need to be rare and exclusive.

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