At the London Centre for Book Arts last night I found myself rubbing shoulders with website editors and primary school teachers as we came face to face with traditional hot metal and wooden letterpress type. The three hour workshop gave everyone in the small group the chance to set a single line of metal type and their own composition of wooden letter forms. Getting hands on with such an authentic, traditional printing technique was great fun and a refreshing break from the daily digital equivalent. The guys at LCBA are clearly passionate about their work in restoring, preserving and teaching all elements of book arts. I wish them every success and look forward to attending my next workshop soon! You can find out more here.