The Beatles and Graham Bignell

This short film about the recreation in movable type of John Lennon’s “Mr Kite” circus poster includes some lovely footage of Graham Bignell's New North Press in London.

You can find this and other discoveries, from Briar Press and beyond, on our occasional Twitter feed @briarpress.

#whatisatwitter? It’s a way for us to share unusual items that we receive, and may someday help us stay in touch more easily with our members.

You don’t have to have a Twitter account to read our tweets. And if you’re put off by the service, don’t worry: it’s a method to support the site, not to replace it.

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A few recent tweets:

Custom built dry box for the serious paper maker. Complete with hydraulics. (Sep 5)

Lovely letterpress QR code by Jens Jørgen Hansen, bogtrykker. (Sep 7)

The most intensive line casting program in farm country: Linotype University X, Sep 30 to Oct 7. A rare opportunity. (Sep 18)

On the rise of small presses: @nytimes video featuring Brooklyn’s Ugly Duckling Presse @udpbooks (Sep 26)

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