Unique Compositions Galore

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

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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on most e-publisher sites Saddle the Wind. BombAlley to Hellfire Corner. Where the Devil says Goodnight. The Legend and Adventures of Tae & Kwon. Through the Keyhole.  2 Visual Pitches. Well worth 2-minutes are these two superb 60-second pitches. Where the Devil says Goodnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jFS4w5NQwg The Legend and Adventures of Tae and Kwon:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Jy3IPhQlI The only person I submitted some of my writing too after about 20 years was Lucy of Bang2write fame, Lucy encouraged me to keep at it with great suggestions how to improve. So why not Publishers and Film Production Companies Prod., (Cos.,).,?  this after about 20-years, a sad mistake. Why you ask? Simple, for fear of knockbacks, so I just kept...

Gallery of Antique Letterpress Type and Creations

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