Extinctions Forever. Creation in Letterpress

          From the above to the below in countless hours to clean, compose and polish. When letterpress was surpassed by computers. Wood type was burnt or thrown away. I managed to get hundreds of cases with type, most letters were scattered in hundreds of cases.  I sorted all of them out into correct fonts and sizes taking many years. Thought you’d like to know this.     To read it as we compositors read all type. Read from base up. I will sell signed and numbered prints if you want one. 24 x 15.5″ and 11 x 7″ Please ask for price. Thanks.  ...

Unique Compositions Galore

  Clock made for: ATI. Australian Tae Kwon Do International Winning photo Australia 2014 Outstanding Older Australian, Ron Shears, Wood and Metal Type...

Large Plaque Unique

Large Plaque Unique

I made this for my Granddaughter Amanda and Dan her husband for their 2016 wedding at Exmouth where they live in West Australia. It features their family names, dates and pets, plus their outdoor activities – fishing and surfing You’ ll see Amanda merging with Dan start at top right with the CAP A. It was a complete surprise of...

Letterpress Type – hand setting and compositions. Like the old days

It was slow and precise. Then machines that set text appeared rattling out 9,000 characters an hour, 24 7; save for maintenance. In the 50’s I remember the FOC- Father of the Chapel, saying, ‘Don’t worry your job is safe, been around for 600 years. Jim referred to rumours a man at Bromley in Kent 20 miles from where I worked at a large printer at Chatham in Kent. This man had a machine called a ‘Word Processor,’ and could set in a week, more type than several hundred Compositors in the county could do in a month. Some years later and when Rupert Murdoch virtually shut down London’s Fleet Street, thousands of Tradesmen were out of work. What happened you see was. Typists could type text/copy it was transferred to a material that...

Antique Letterpress Hardwood Type

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About site

Forgive me if my site appears confusing, as I lack the knowledge of how to do it as it deserves, if any reader can help please contact me. The World’s most famous undiscovered Author lives in the past because the future scares him. So, he buries himself in words. Ron’s description. Several readers and editors said they have never seen so much varied writing from one writer, in so many genres. So you will understand I’m sure my actions here. For security, I have deleted most of my short stories, synopsis with other details, as it is getting pinched and used on sites. These pirate e-book scum charge a fee, and you choose one or all of my five book, and I get nothing. I do ask if a title screenplay, or story interests you, I will gladly co-operate....